What does it say about policing when a medal awarded to serving officers is handed out one day and appears on ebay the next?
I have the previous Jubilee medal which was awarded to0 all officer who had at least 5 years’ service. Whilst I have never seen the medal since the day I brought it home, I don’t think I’d want to flog it off.
I’m in two minds about the ebay issue. I can see that the medal is meaningless to lots of people and to that extent, why not flog it off for a few quid. I wonder whether the current state of policing and the levels of feelings of self-worth in the job are so low that people have absolutely no pride in the whole thing.
It’s certainly surprising to see what people are trying to sell it for. One has two days to go with 1 current bid of 99p, another has several bids and is up to Â£109, whiles two have buy it now prices of Â£200 and Â£500.
Disillusionment or simple profiteering?