Western Australia Police Remembers

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A national Police Remembrance Day is commemorated each year on 29 September as a way of remembering officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Each state and territory police jurisdiction across Australasia and the South West Pacific Region honours those who gave their lives serving their local communities.

On this day we also remember the feast of St Michael, Patron Saint of Battle, Security forces and Paratroops and we look to him to protect and keep safe our members as they continue to service the community 365 days of the year.

All officers and their families know that policing can sometimes be a dangerous job but when a life is taken, the “police family” pulls together to support and care for one another.

When tragedy strikes, WA Police Legacy is there to offer more immediate and direct assistance to the spouses and their loves ones.

For all ceremonies a blue and white chequered ribbon is worn to remember those fallen members and to take strength in the knowledge that their memory lives on in our hearts.

Police personnel and their family members throughout WA will join officers from all over Australia, as they mark National Police Remembrance Day on Sunday 29 September.

The state ceremony is being held today at the Joondalup WA Police Academy Chapel to honour officers who have died in the line of duty. WA Police has fortunately not lost an officer on duty since 2007.

Many WA Police district offices and police stations will also be holding ceremonies to remember the 80 WA police officers who have died protecting and serving our community since 1834.

Please contact your local police station for details of other ceremonies being held throughout Western Australia.

Source: WAPOL.

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