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2020/10/08      |  Written By:  Sergeant S Ncane   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

The end of September 2020 brought closure for home-grown Lieutenant Colonel Edward Stephen when he retired from the SA Police Service after dedicating more than 36 years and 146 days of loyal service to the organisation. Lt Colonel Stephen’s career started in May 1984 and was the Commander of Crime Prevention at SAPS Port Shepstone until his retirement.

He gained a vast amount of experience as a result of working in a variety of policing environments and disciplines at SAPS Port Shepstone. His good work ethic and leadership saw him progress over the years until his promotion to lieutenant colonel in April 2010.

UGU District Commissioner, Major General Sethenya Nxamagele and SAPS Port Shepstone Station Commander, Brigadier Sandra Nala thanked Lieutenant Colonel Stephen for his unwavering  support and endurance  over the years as the organisation evolved into the policing entity it is today. His selfless and patriotic action is deeply appreciated by the organisation and he is wished a healthy and happy retirement with his loved ones. Lt Colonel Stephen confirmed that he would not have been as successful had it not been for the continuous love, support and understanding from his family, colleagues and friends. 

Lt Colonel Stephen will be undoubtedly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting and working with him.

Lt Colonel Stephen will be undoubtedly missed.