Senior Constable Ethan Ramsey has been nominated for a QBANK Everyday Heroes Award for his dedication to making his community a better and safer place to live, in two very different uniforms.
Already giving back to the community through his service as a police officer, Snr Const Ramsey is also well known around town as Captain America.
For the past five years he has been putting smiles on the faces of children in his superhero fit, frequently volunteering at children's hospitals, but admitted he never expected to be nominated for an award for his endeavours.
“It is an absolute honour to be nominated and I wouldn’t have ever expected it,” he said.
“I don’t do what I do for any accolades or awards, so it is super special to be nominated by my peers for this award.
“I have been a police officer in Bundaberg for about eight years up here and I have been doing cosplay for about four to five years.”
The QBANK Everyday Heroes Award nominee fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer, finding a career that not only challenged him but gave him an opportunity to give back to his community.
With the aim of making the community a better place when at work and in his spare time, Snr Const Ramsey also wants to continue to put smiles on faces and does so by dressing up in cosplay to entertain and bring the community together in a fun way.
“A happy community is a good community to live in and Bundaberg is such a good and supportive place to live, so it is great to contribute to that and it is good to bring smiles to faces,” Snr Const Ramsey said.
“I got into this because I wanted to give something back to the community that wasn’t work related.”
No matter your profession, Snr Const Ramsey is proving that you can still do what you enjoy.
“If you have a passion in something that brings you happiness and you can pass that on to other people within the community, then go for it,” he said.
“It is all about sharing the enjoyment that it gives you.”
The QBANK Everyday Heroes Award winners will each receive a $1000 cash deposit and $1000 donated to their charity of choice.
Nominations for the QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards close August 13, with finalists being announced September 13.
QBANK is encouraging the Queensland community to recognise those who make our community a better, safer place and commemorate their efforts by nominating them for an Everyday Heroes Award.