When the DRPS created its Auxiliary Unit back in 1977, one of the 13 new, fresh-faced recruits was Bob Buller.
Sworn in by Judge Norm Edmonson in the boardroom of Headquarters (then located at 77 Centre Street North in Oshawa), DRPS Chief Jon Jenkins looked on proudly as the new team took shape.
Bob's passion for helping the community shone brightly throughout his incredible 37 year journey with our Auxiliary team. This week, members of the DRPS bid a fond farewell and a heart-felt thank you to Aux. Sgt. Buller as he retires from service.
That's 37 years of missing family events, not being available through the Christmas season, not being home on Halloween night, just to ensure others in the community were safe.
His friends in the Unit jokingly say "he attended more Santa Claus parades than Santa himself." The truth is, his dedication was made possible by outstanding support from his family, who stood by him.
In 2007, Bob was promoted to the rank of Auxiliary Sergeant and was assigned to the Whitby Division. Since that day, Bob has called this Division home, up to the date of his retirement. The hours he dedicated preparing for events, contributing in meetings and managing each public celebration are countless.
In 2013, Bob received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal which was presented at the annual Exemplary Service Awards Night.
Bob will be sadly missed by all members of our Auxiliary Unit, his friends at the DRPS and the community at large. His contributions to community safety have been tremendous and will forever be remembered.
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Aux. Sgt. Robert Buller (JPG file, 213.4K bytes)
Bob with retirement cake (JPEG file, 272.0K bytes)