12 Sep 2019 12:40pm
In the light of the rising road toll, we took the time to speak to retiring Major Crash Officers, Brevet Sergeants Peter Light and Wayne Liebich. They have vast experience investigating fatal crashes and the difficult task of advising families and relatives after the death of a loved one on our roads.
For more than 30 years Peter Light and Wayne Liebich have endured a tough but rewarding job of working as Investigators at Major Crash Investigation Section.
Having joined SAPOL to help the community, Major Crash was an obvious choice for Peter.
"Although it can be challenging, providing answers to families questions is one way to help them through the grieving process. That is why I have stayed at Major Crash for 32 years," said Peter.
For Wayne, Major Crash provided him the opportunity to provide the best service he can for the families.
“Like Peter, I was able to help the family on the difficult journey they are about to embark on and help them get through,” said Wayne.
“If doing my job to the best of my ability helps them get the answers then I have done my job.”
Brevet Sergeant Liebich joined SA police straight from school in 1976 and a year later Brevet SergeantLight joined him at the academy. Retirement is the next chapter and they are both looking forward to taking some time out with family but say it will be hard to take the Major Crash hat off.
One thing they will miss the most is the camaraderie, they have made great friends during their careers.