Spooner_BernardBernard (Bernie) Spooner became actively involved in the Police Association in 1974 as an official of the Walgett (1974–1975), Grafton (1977–1978) and Queanbeyan (1979–1990) Branches. In 1982 he was elected to the Country Executive becoming trustee 1987–1992. His service at Executive level also included terms on the Legal Committee and the Superannuation and Compensation Committee. Bernie was sworn in on 26 June 1967 and superannuated on 10 September 1992 with the rank of sergeant.