Po­lice pay trib­ute to fallen com­rades

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: SAM FLANA­GAN

IN HON­OUR: Se­nior Sergeant Matt Car­mody dur­ing the Po­lice Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

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