Police pay tribute to fallen comrades
A SPECIAL service was held at St John’s Anglican Church last Friday as members of the Dalby Police Station marked National Police Remembrance Day.
Officers, leaders from the region, community members and relatives of fallen police officers all attended the service.
Officer-in-charge of the Dalby Police Station Terry McCullough said the day held significant importance for all members of the force.
“It’s a time for us to pause and honour the officers on duty who have lost their lives,” Senior Sergeant McCullough said.
“It’s a very important day on our calendar.”
Snr Sgt McCullough has been personally affected by officers who have lost their lives while in uniform.
Senior Constable Norm Watt was a member of the dog squad who died while on duty near Rockhampton in 2000.
Snr Sgt McCullough attended the police academy with Snr Cnst Watt.
“It’s moving to see family members at the service – Senior Constable Watt’s mother was present,” Snr Sgt McCullough said.
Services were held across the state.
IN HONOUR: Senior Sergeant Matt Carmody during the Police Remembrance Day service.