WATCH: Do you think police officers are respected?
THE Chronicle hit the streets to find out how residents feel about the treatment of emergency services officers after two disgusting displays towards crews.
The Fraser Coast's top police officer has spoken out about the treatment of emergency services officers after two disgusting displays towards police and paramedics were revealed in court.
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The majority of locals approached believed police officers in particular deserved more respect from the community.
From a younger generation, Hervey Bay's Joel Graham said police officers deserved more respect for the job they're doing within the community and businesses alike.
Mike Logan, 75, said although we don't always like being pulled over, police officers were only doing their job and should be shown the respect they deserve.
Reginald Ambrose Hooper was told he had no second chances after he yelled obscenities at paramedics before defecating on the floor of a holding cell, the Maryborough Magistrates Court heard.
A few days earlier the same court heard Blake Jundimara Williams, 17, screamed expletives at police after being told to move away from the entrance of a hotel.
Wide Bay Superintendent Mark Stiles said this type of behaviour towards all emergency service officers was becoming more frequent.