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Tasmanian Police Officers Remember Colleagues Who Have Lost Their Lives

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Tasmanian police officers have remembered colleagues who have lost their lives while serving and protecting their communities on Tuesday, 29 September 2015, at a commemorative service as part of National Police Remembrance Day.

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South Australia: National Police Remembrance Day

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National Police Remembrance Day memorial services are held across the state on Tuesday 29 September to honour and remember the 61 dedicated SA Police members and those from other Australasian jurisdictions who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Police Remembrance Day: NSW, ACT Police Gather At National Memorial To Remember Fallen Colleagues

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New South Wales and ACT police will gather in Canberra today as part of Police Remembrance Day to reflect on colleagues who have been killed on duty.

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Queensland: National Police Remembrance Day To Mark Fallen Officers

Officer Damian Leeding was killed while responding to an armed robbery.
Officer Damian Leeding was killed while responding to an armed robbery.
It’s been more than four years since Queensland was rocked by the death of Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding after he was shot in the head during a Gold Coast armed robbery.

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National Police Remembrance Day

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Each year, 29 September holds a special significance for police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. It is a day for police to pause and honour officers whose lives have been lost while performing their duty as a police officer. This important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.

National Police Remembrance Day is observed on the feast day for Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of police. St Michael is recognised as an archangel by the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths.

National Police Remembrance Day was first held on 29 September 1989, as a result of a joint decision at the 1988 Australasia and South West Pacific Region Commissioner’s Conference.

In 2006 the National Police Memorial was officially opened in Canberra on 29 September.

The memorial pays tribute to Australian police officers who have been killed on duty or have died as a result of their duties since the advent of policing in Australia. Importantly, the memorial recognises the unique nature of police service and the dangers that police face in their daily duties.

Source: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/273419/NPRD_Fact_Sheet.pdf

 

Indigenous Tracker Corporal Sam Johnson To Be Honoured At Police Remembrance Day

Undated photo of Corporal Johnson (far right) with Queensland police colleagues in the 1900s. (Supplied: Friends of the Queensland Police Museum)
An Indigenous man who worked for more than two decades as a police tracker in western Queensland will be honoured in a National Police Remembrance Day ceremony on Tuesday.

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