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Former top cop in Bridgwater given VIP treatment on 100th birthday
A FORMER Chief Inspector at Bridgwater Police Station was given the VIP treatment - when he popped into the Avon and Somerset Constabulary headquarters to mark his 100th birthday.
Freddie Fisher, who retired from The Somerset and Bath Constabulary in 1968, after a 33-year policing career, moved to Bridgwater in 1953 when he was promoted to the rank of Chief Inspector.
After moving to Weston, he returned to Bridgwater in 1961, as a Superintendent.
He had numerous other roles during his policing career, including in Taunton, Minehead and Bath, before he left the force in 1968 to join a law firm.
Freddie said: “I had a wonderful time in the police. I really enjoyed it. It was like a family, a very happy time in my life.
“I think it is really important that organisations such as the police keep changing, evolving. There have been many changes from my time, but they are good. ”
Earlier this week, Freddie was welcomed to the Avon and Somerset Police HQ in Portishead by Chief Constable Nick Gargan, who presented him with a plaque and a birthday cake, before giving him a tour of the building.
Chief Constable Nick Gargan said: “It was wonderful to meet Freddie. He was fantastic. I think that was a first for me, lighting the candles on a 100th birthday cake - particularly in my office.
“Freddie had a long career and was clearly well thought of.”