As a CPO you can work hard for years doing hundreds of things right with no one even noticing. Make one mistake and you will no doubt be remembered for it for a long time.
It has been reported that Princess Beatrice’s police bodyguard has been a little embarrassed after her prized BMW was stolen while he was on duty. It is understood that he will now be facing disciplinary action for failing to check that the Princess had removed her keys and locked the car doors before going into a shop for a sandwich.
The investigation is still under way, and the police have still not been able to locate the 1 Series BMW that was stolen in London’s West End. Beatrice, 20, told friends she was hugely embarrassed, but courtiers are questioning why her protection officer missed her mistake. How on earth he allowed her to leave the car unlocked and with the keys in, God only knows, the Daily Express quoted one as saying.
If there is a next time I am sure this BG will be more careful. Those who have read the Bodyguards Bible will know what I mean by “Salting the Step” clearly this BG did not.