Ser­vice hon­ours fallen of­fi­cers

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

THIS is your thin blue line.

Be­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer is not just a job, it’s a call­ing.

And the job of a North Bur­nett po­lice of­fi­cer is no dif­fer­ent to those work­ing in Syd­ney, Mel­bourne or Bris­bane.

They face the same risks be­cause at any time, on any shift an of­fi­cer can find them­selves at the mercy of an of­fender.

But of­fi­cers support each other form­ing an ex­tended fam­ily.

Eight of­fi­cers from across the North Bur­nett came to­gether to re­mem­ber those who gave their lives to pro­tect and serve.

BRAV­ERY and sacrifice made in the line of duty must be re­mem­bered.

Of­fi­cers are at the front line and Po­lice Re­mem­brance Day is a time to re­mind ev­ery­one of those dan­gers and what they cost the men and women be­hind the thin blue line.

“The Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice ac­knowl­edges the con­tri­bu­tion of all staff mem­bers who have died on this Na­tional Po­lice Re­mem­brance Day,” Se­nior Con­sta­ble Cam Mosley said.

“In do­ing this we re­mem­ber them and hon­our their dili­gent ser­vice.”

Pas­tor Fay Bar­ton wel­comed ev­ery­one to the Mun­dub­bera Unit­ing Church on Mon­day where a ser­vice was held for po­lice of­fi­cers from across the North Bur­nett.

“There are few pro­fes­sions that re­quire the act of lay­ing down your life for another,” Pas­tor Bar­ton said.

“The men and woman of the po­lice force put their lives on the line for me, for us, and it is all in a day’s work, amaz­ing,” she said.

“It’s not a job or a ca­reer, but a call­ing,” Peel said.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

DE­MAND­ING JOB: Snr Cnst Mark Bradley, Snr Sgt Glen Fletcher, Sgt Colin Cham­bers, Sgt Shaughan Lan­ham, Act­ing Sgt Nigel Schultz, Snr Cnst Cam Mosley, Sgt Don Roseby and Snr Con Wy­att Telford pay their re­spects.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

FLAME OF RE­MEM­BRANCE: Sergeant Glen Fletcher lights a can­dle for the po­lice of­fi­cers who have given their all for the com­mu­nity.

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