Personnel from both Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes Police Districts attended a Memorial Service at Kincumber’s Holy Spirit Church on September 27, to mark National Police Remembrance Day.
The service was held to honour those from both Districts and from the wider Police Force who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, attended the service, which marked the 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day (September 29).
He urged the community to take a moment to reflect on those who risk their lives to keep the peace.
“Today is a solemn day to remember the huge sacrifice made by men and women who lost their lives while performing their duties,” Crouch said.
“Every single day, we should be thanking our local Police for protecting our community.
“They do this without knowing the dangers they may face or whether they will make it home safely at the end of the day,” he added.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, said the community owes a great deal to police officers who have chosen a career in policing, knowing the inherent risks they face in their careers.
“Today is a day for the entire police family and community to come together and remember those officers who paid the ultimate price and lost their lives while performing their duty.
“Officers make a choice to turn up each day in service to the community, no matter what dangers they may face.
“As a community, we need to acknowledge the vital work they do,” Elliot said.
The NSW Police Force began in 1862, and since that time, 273 Police officers have died in the line of duty.
Their names are etched on the Police Wall of Remembrance in the Domain.
Media release, Sep 29
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP