Northern Territory Police Officers In Darwin Remember Fallen Colleagues


Police horses, bagpipes and officers have taken to the streets of Darwin to remember their comrades who have fallen in the line of duty.

The march through Darwin’s CBD took place as part of National Police Remembrance Day.

“It’s a significant date in the calendar,” NT Police Commander Michael Murphy said.

“[It’s] also a time for the community to reflect on the service policing provides, the dangers attached to it and the risks people take in the police force to keep people safe,” he said.

Nine police officers in the Northern Territory have died while on duty over the years.

The first police officer in the NT to die on duty was in 1883, while another, a mounted constable, was speared during a murder investigation in 1933.

More recently NT Police Sergeant Glen Huitson died in 1999 after he was ambushed and shot by gunman Rodney Andsell while at a roadblock on the Stuart Highway.

Events are taking place around the country to mark National Police Remembrance Day.

“Whenever we lose a colleague, in any law enforcement around the world, it’s significant to us,” Commander Murphy said.

“Police is a small family, it’s a small world, so we do feel for our colleagues and our families across the globe.”

Source: ABC News.

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