An ex-police officer has listed his/her Long Service Medal on Trademe following the events of 2 March 2022, because he was ‘so ashamed.’
The seller, whose username is Tatman, said in the item description:
After 17 years dedicated frontline service in the New Zealand Police, my employment was terminated on 8th February 2022 as I would not submit the vaccination mandate.
A successful judicial review has since found the mandate imposed was unlawful.
Today (Wednesday 2nd March 2022) I witnessed scenes at the WELLINGTON FREEDOM PROTEST via live feed.
What I saw disturbed me more than anything I have witnessed during my 17 years of service.
I am so ashamed.
This medal was awarded to me 3 years ago. It is has never been worn and no longer has any value to me, hence the $1 reserve.
Although my future is uncertain, I know my days of serving the community in this role are over.
At the time of writing the auction has reached $3,000 with 4 days to go before closing.
You can visit the auction page here.