Lyle ropes up 30 years in State Emergency Service

By TAMARA KEMP

RAIN, hail, shine or a crime scene, Lyle Dobbs has been there to help.

The 65-year-old long-time Rock- hampton resident has played a major role as a volunteer with the State Emergency Service for 30 years.

An original member at age 35, he has seen the ups and downs of life as well as helping police at Rockhampton crime scenes ? one relating to the murder of nine-year-old Keyra Steinhardt in 1999.

"As soon as it got dark that af- ternoon, we stayed all night, as- sisting police by lighting up the crime scene,'' Mr Dobbs said.

"We also helped them with road closures and maintaining a secure perimeter.''

Mr Dobbs said he had seen a number of horrific incidents in the Rockhampton area.

"You don't do it for a reward, but there is always that sense of satisfaction and knowing that you are doing something pos- itive.



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