Bidding Adieu to Policing!
(……a record of messages and sentiments to cherish and savour!)

Dear all….
Loved ones - relatives, friends and well-wishers…..

I am overwhelmed!
…..the flood of sentiment, the warmth and affection!
Briefly put, u r all good for my ego… !!

Thank you all, for rallying round with your wonderful messages of love, sentiment, advise and encouragement…. From the lot of what's below, I believe I still have 'expectations' to fulfil… !

If I have not been able to reply to y'all individually, do pardon me. I have all intentions of doing so, eventually! I hope!!!

With warm and affectionate regards,

From: Pereira, Sonal (GE Consumer Finance)
London/ UK
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:54 PM
"Oh my God Dad - that was an amazing piece. It was so beautifully written and even though I smiled all the way through, I have tears in my eyes...
Can't believe we all grew up having a Super Cop for a Super Dad. We're all SO proud of you and everything you have achieved. Hope we can make you even HALF as proud some day!
… you loads and know how much this weekend will mean to you - as a culmination of a HUGE part of your life. I don't think they will ever let you go completely.But they better make the biggest fuss out of you!!! Wish we were there to celebrate your 35yrs as well.
…..Take care! …Sonal"

From: "Anthony Pereira"
London/ UK
Date: 26 October 2004 15:18
"….Great piece Dad. Did you get my card? What happens now? Love, Sonu"

From: "Air Marshal Michael McMahon"

Bangalore/ India
Date: 26 October 2004 18:45
"Maxie, ….Congratulations on an illustrious career and all the very best for your retirement.
Good wishes. The McMahons"

From: Arati & Vijay Kaul
Gurgaon/ India
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 6:31 AM
A long and proud innings, indeed. I am one of those few "guys" who among many you would have just met when you came to Delhi in the early 70's .Then our working careers and paths took us away for brief moments of time only to eventually land up as Neighbours in Gurgaon!
Welcome to this Haryanvi location..and let us stay in touch more avidly!
Good luck and Even more Good Health is my wish so that you can reflect with joy and satisfaction over the glorious acheivements. Warm regards, Vijay

From: "Chris Pereira"
Alamo, California/ USA
Date: 27 October 2004 06:37
Maxie, I'm still at work - What Number can I call you at right now? Having read yr piece, have to talk to you………
Chris Pereira

From: "Gita & Shoki Bhatia"
New Delhi/ India
Date: 27 October 2004 06:43
Dear Pyara Singh,
I am so happy and proud to have you as a friend! well done and many more happy times, Gita

From: "Dr Phil Adams"
Date: 27 October 2004 06:54
Dear Maxwell, Fond, happy and sad memories I am sure, as your police career draws to a close ..... I wish you all the best in your so-called retirement, though no doubt you will keep yourself very busy.
I am currently in Bangkok enjoying the hot, dusty and humid weather running a training course here and will be back in Singapore this weekend, spending a week with Lee before she flies off to the US.
With kind regards, Phil"

From: "Veeresh Malik"
Pune/ India
Date: 27 October 2004 07:08
Oh gosh, really? What are you going to do now, Mr. Pereira?
Let me guess, not that I am a policeman . . .:-
1) You would soon discover who your friends are?
2) Some amount of rural ambience in coastal areas of Karnataka, or Western Ghats, or both?
3) Travel as well as writing?
4) Quality time with family? *You don't strike me as grandpa material as yet . . .* ….
5) All, some, more . . . Whatever, it would be an honour if you kept me on your mailing list.
I commute Pune - Delhi lately (last 5 years actually) and am best on 020-35566000 as well as 011-24644012. .I wonder if you will have the time to write for us at
All the best Mr. Pereira, and good luck.
rgds/Veeresh Malik, Mg. Dir. Infonox Software Pvt. Ltd.
And also so many other alternate core competencies . . .

From: Amina Mathias Elkton USA
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:27 AM
U Mackie, Gosh!! great stuff about you. You are something! Great guy! I am taking your article tomorrow to give my friend the Commissioner's wife your article to read! Let them see how Indians write! hugs and kisses,
Amina Mathias, 268 West Main Street, Apt.#1, Elkton,MD-21921, Tel.#410-620-5608

From: "vimala_lobo"
Mangalore/ India
Date: 27 October 2004 07:53
What a beautiful memory to treasure- Max. I am printing it out to share with a. cynthie.
GOD bless and keep you always-------------no matter WHICH side you tread. ....Vimala".

From: "KumarRAJA"
Police Asst Commissioner? Singapore
Date: 27 October 2004 07:58
Maxi, take care my friend, and keep in touch. a new chapter is opening for you that I wish is every bit as rich and satisfying as the one you are leaving. this is a great time to travel, and touch base with old friends and family. best regards, Raja

From: "jyotsna laroiya"
New Delhi/ India
Date: 27 October 2004 08:02
Dear Maxie, That was a real pleasure to read. Thank you for all your help and support in everything I did and of course for CCM too. I understand you are going on a " World TOOOR" as they say. Have fun!! you certainly deserve a great holiday. Give me a call when you are back and we will get together at our place. 3 Cheers for a FANTASTIC person, WONDERFUL FRIEND and SUPPORTIVE TEAM MATE!!! Jo.

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