LONG-TIME Newcastle Star columnist Senior Constable Tony Tamplin has been honoured at a ceremony in Newcastle.
Senior Constable Tamplin died of a heart attack last year while working at Waratah police station.
He was 54.
On the first anniversary of his death, Newcastle local area commander Superintendent John Gralton unveiled the Tony Tamplin Room at Newcastle police station to his family and co-workers.
The Tony Tamplin Room will be used for media interviews and conferences.
Superintendent John Gralton also presented Senior Constable Tamplin's medal board to Tony's wife, Sonia Tamplin, which he would have normally received on retirement from the police force.