After more than three decades in NSW jails and courthouse, Robert "Bob" Burnett is ready to ride off into the sunset a free man.
On Sunday, Mr Burnett, 68, an Albury Court escort officer, officially retired after 33 and a half years with Corrective Services NSW.
Mr Burnett has worked at prisons across the state from Long Bay to Mulwala Women's Prison at Silverwater and Parklea Corrections Centre, with inmates and riots just a part of the job.
On December 13, 1986, when Mr Burnett was less than a year into the job, a riot broke out in Parklea.
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Mr Burnett and his colleague Hank Fester were attacked by more than 10 inmates in the prison's One Wing.
The pair received substantial injuries before assistance arrived and the riot was quelled.
Mr Burnett received one of Corrective Services NSW's highest honours, the Exemplary Conduct Cross, for his actions during the riot.
But Mr Burnett maintains, "I've done nothing significant, all I've done is my job."
For the past 12 years Mr Burnett, a First Class Correctional Officer, has been based in the Albury courthouse.
He is part of a 12-person team who manage the the 24 hour cell complex and who regularly travel to Junee Correctional Centre to transport inmates between the court and the prison.
His supervisor Cam Burns said Mr Burnett was a much admired part of the team with who will be greatly missed by his colleagues.
In 2000, Mr Burnett volunteered to assist with the running of the Sydney Olympics.
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