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Courageously Colby: Why Home and Away's top cop is the unsung hero of Summer Bay

What a legend.

By Jess Pullar
Loveable, well-meaning local cops are regular fixtures on Home and Away.
Yep, we've seen a flurry of iconic police men and women dominate the sandy shores of Summer Bay over the years.
There was the misunderstood Jack Holden, the charismatic Charlie Buckton and then more recently, the beloved Kat Chapman.
There's a concerning recurring theme here - because all three of these glorious coppers were killed off the show.
Yep, the scenes were just a tad traumatic. We won't be forgetting Kat's catastrophic car accident, or Charlie's tragic ending at the hands of the deplorable Jake Pirovic any time soon.
But we must remember that the show is fictional, so given this, we can justify one lingering silver lining to the rather high turnover of Summer Bay police staff - and that, dear reader, is the introduction of the next ogle-worthy copper.
Enter Colby Thorne, the Bay's latest do-gooder, slash slightly misunderstood, slash can be a tad shifty, slash for the most part, is just an all-round legendary police officer.
Played by Aussie actor Tim Franklin, Colby has had his fair share of ups and downs since his arrival in The Bay back in 2018.
From a desperate search for his younger sister, to on-again-off-again relationships with several of the town's stunning female residents, Colby has brought quite the narrative to prime time television, and we're forever grateful for it.
To celebrate the ultimate Summer Bay cop, we decided to wrap up Colby's best moments.
Keep scrolling for the Tim Franklin spectacle you never knew you needed.

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