Po­lice pay re­spects

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pho­tos: Sue Har­ris

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.

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