Police pay respects
POLICE officers from Mundubbera, Gayndah and Eidsvold gathered with emergency service personnel, religious ministers, councillors and other members of the North Burnett community for a National Police Remembrance Day service in Mundubbera’s St Mary’s Catholic Church last week.
At the service conducted by Father John Khoai, tribute was paid to the 139 fallen Queensland Police Service officers.
The inherent risks faced by police officers every day as they provide for the safety and security of Queensland were highlighted and their work acknowledged.
“Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, as we honour their memories on National Police Remembrance Day,” Father John Khoai said.
Blue ribbons available at the service for a small donationwereworn by attendees with the proceeds going towards charities, Queensland Police Legacy and Community Supporting Police.
National Police Remembrance Day is held as close to September 29 as possible each year because it is the feast day of St Michael the archangel who is known for fighting evil. Those present lit candles as a symbolic way of remembering officers who have died in the line of duty.
RIGHT, POLICE ODE: Senior Constable Cam Mosley remembers those who paid the ultimate price for putting service above self at the National Police Remembrance Day service in Mundubbera.
Councillor Faye Whelan joins other attendees at the service.
Mayor Don Waugh and Fred Hampson join other attendees at the National Police Remembrance Day service at St Mary’s Church.
Senior Constable Young of Eidsvold pauses as a sign of respect.