National Police Remembrance Day

28 Sep 2018 3:10 PMJann Stuckey National Police Remembrance Day

National Police Remembrance Day on September 29 is the most significant day on the police calendar.

It is a day to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our brave and dedicated officers across Australia.

On this day it is also fitting to remember the broken-hearted families left behind to mourn the loss of their loved ones who died under tragic circumstances doing their job.

Police Remembrance Day ceremonies are held around the nation and this year the Gold Coast service was held at St Augustine’s Church, Coolangatta where along with my colleagues I laid a wreath and paid my respects.

Policing today carries more challenges and dangers than ever before especially with drugs like ice that incite violent behaviours and brazen acts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with young Constable Peter McAuley who is fighting for his life after being struck by a car stolen by teenagers in a hit-and-run accident early Thursday morning, a very real reminder of the dangers faced by our front line officers.

[ENDS] 28/09/18

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