National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah

National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah
National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah
National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah
National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah
National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah
National Police Remembrance Day commemorated in Mandurah

MANDURAH District Police held their annual National Police Remembrance Day on Thursday.

The event was to honour of the 85 Western Australian police officers killed while on duty.

Introduction and acknowledgement to country was by Superintendant Any Greatwood.

Foundation Christian College School Choir performed Advance Australia Fair, various hymns and a stirring rendition of Amazing Grace.

Sergeant Jamie Raper said the police prayer along with prayers by police Chaplin Newbold.

It ended with Ted Tait on bugle for the last post followed by a minute’s silence.

Since 1989, National Police Remembrance Day has been held on or near September 29 annually.

The ceremony provides the opportunity to publicly remember those officers who have paid the ultimate price for doing their job.

A national symbol, the blue and white Remembrance Day Ribbon, is worn as a sign of commemoration on National Police Remembrance Day.

The WA Police Force has lost 85 men and women in the line of duty, the most recent being First Class Constable Dennis Green who tragically lost his life in a traffic accident in West Toodyay in December

2017.

Within Australia, 789 police officers have been killed on duty, or died as a result of serving the community.