MEDIA WATCH Teacher, policeman – a true local heroFabio Pitt Firm Salute. Warrant Officer Pitt, it is such a privilege to work with you and your network, and we stand in awe of your leadership, success, and totally living in the future in order to see significant change now. As a police reservist, WO Pitt
Teacher, policeman – a true local hero
Warrant Officer Pitt, it is such a privilege to work with you and your network, and we stand in awe of your leadership, success, and totally living in the future in order to see significant change now.
As a police reservist, WO Pitt has sacrificed many family gatherings and birthdays over the years in order to serve and protect his community. In January he came third in the reservist category for exceptional police work. This is remarkable, and an example to all officers and civilians.
Brian Jones (SA7)
Brian’s Passionate Desk
“Last year, Pitt caught 65 criminals, recovered 23 stolen or hijacked vehicles, 13 unlicensed firearms and stolen property worth R4.2 million.”
“The 47-year-old does this all for free.”
“I felt there really was a need for people to make a contribution to safety in the area,” said Pitt, who has spent the past 24 years volunteering as a police reservist in Queenstown.
Fabio Pitt teaches English to Grade 8 pupils at Maria Louw High School in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape during the week. At the weekend, he changes into a police uniform.
“Being a reservist is an absolute passion for me and, over the years, I believe I have made a humble contribution to our beautiful country and its people. And there are thousands of people just like me right across South Africa who make selfless sacrifices for this country – the SA Police Service doesn’t always recognise that and it doesn’t realise the human resources it has in reservists,” he said.
1. Landi Slatter, Meet the teacher who catches crooks on weekends, 16.09.2019, https://city-press.news24.com/News/meet-the-teacher-who-catches-crooks-on-weekends-20190916