Bundaberg Regional Council civil works employee, Peter Griffin, was in the right place at the right time when he noticed a wallet fall from a passing motorcyclist last week.
Peter was on his way to a roadworks site, driving behind a motorcyclist on the Back Windermere Road.
“I saw the wallet drop and tried to get the rider's attention by sounding the horn and flashing my lights,” Peter said.
“When that didn’t work I pulled over and picked up the scattered contents, which included a club membership card.
“A workmate suggested contacting the club who then phoned the owner.”
Andrew Williams was so grateful for the return of his wallet that he wrote a letter of thanks to Mayor Jack Dempsey, praising Peter for his honesty.
“I was amazed to discover that Peter stopped what he was doing and took the time to pick up items from my wallet,” Andrew said.
“If that wasn't enough, he very kindly offered to deliver the wallet to our home after work and adamantly refused to accept any gift in return for his efforts and honesty.
“I cannot thank him enough. The consequences of losing personal items and cash from my wallet would have been extremely frustrating and costly.”
Peter is pleased his quick response resulted in a positive outcome.
Mayor Dempsey commended Peter as well.
“Council staff are part of the community and many go above and beyond their daily routine to support and assist others,” he said.
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