High praise for Blades as he retires from Force
The Royal Barbados Police Force extends its sincere congratulations, gratitude and well-wishes to Assistant Superintendent Leon Blades whose last day at his at Central Police Station office, was Tuesday, July 10, before going on pre-retirement leave.
Blades joined the Force in 1972 and worked in several areas in his career, but spent most of his years at the Traffic Department where he was a motorcyclist. He rose through the ranks to become officer in charge of Traffic before a series of transfers to various departments.
He specialised in traffic management, driver training and road safety training. He is credited with producing the television series Do You Think You Can Drive? The programme targeted the issues affecting drivers, advice and practical exercises to correct bad driving practices.
On July 10, a short function was held in his honour by the staff and personnel of the Bridgetown Division during which appreciations were sent out to him from several members of staff.
When he got his moment, Blades offered thanks to God; then to the Government and people of Barbados for allowing him to live and serve the citizens for forty-six unbroken years.
He has pledged to remain active during his retirement and continue his dance classes and Road Safety lectures, but most importantly, to spend quality time with his family.
We wish him peace, love, joy and comfort in his retirement. (PR)