Tributes flow for legendary officer
TRIBUTES have flooded the NSW Police Facebook page in honour of a legendary officer who was killed in a car crash on Thursday.
Sergeant Brian Joseph Kenny, or "BJ" as he was affectionately referred to by friends, died when his motorbike crashed into a truck in the Blue Mountains.
The 63-year-old had served the force since 1968 and was preparing for retirement.
As news of the tragedy spread on Friday, thousands posted messages of love and support on social networking sites but perhaps the most moving tribute came from the late officer's workmates.
In a message posed by the Kings Cross Local Command where Sgt Kenny had served for more than 40 years, officers recall a mate and "true gentleman" who was passionate about his community and training juniors.
"We are deeply saddened to have been told about BJ's death," the post read
"He loved serving the diverse community at Kings Cross and was always true to his oath of office.
"BJ was our mate and we will miss him dearly, as will all of you."
Sgt Kenny leaves behind wife Louise, children Jon, Scott and Sherree, and step children Michael and Belinda.