IN 1965 whenWaratah resident Brian Dee was sworn in to be a Justice of the Peace, it was one of the proudest moments of his life.
However, iteclipsed this year when he received a commendation from the NSW attorney general for 50 years of service.
Two days after his 21stbirthday, Mr Deewas sworn in as a JP and hewould have done it earlier – but he had to be 21 to qualify.
He was flabbergasted when he was one of 130 JPs in NSW to receivea certificate from NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton.
CHUFFED: Brian Dee was just 21 when he became a JP which essential to many aspects of community life. Picture: Kim-Cherie Davidson
His most memorable task was certifying paperwork for a womanwho was representing herself in court.
“She turned up with 50 papers to be certified then there were three copies of each,” Mr Dee said.
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