Police pay tribute to their own, slain in line of duty
POLICE Minister Mark Ryan and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart (pictured) have paid tribute to the state’s 145 fallen Police Service Officers, saying “we will not t forget them”.
Past and pres- ent officers attended Police Remembrance e Day services across the state yesterday, with a march through the CBD followed d by a service at St St Stephen’sh ’C Cathedral in Elizabeth St.
The tragic loss of slain police officer Senior Constable Brett Forte weighed heavily on the hearts of those who attended services. Commissioner Stewart said the death of SenConstable Forte, who died in May when a gunman fired on his police car west of Brisbane, was painful for the policep community.it Mr Ryan said theth slain officers wouldw live on in theth hearts and mindsm of loved ones. “This is our time to remember those 145 officers and to tell their families and friends that we will not forget them,” Mr Ryan said.
OLD MATES: Paul Keating hugs Bill Hayden in Ipswich last night. Picture: AAP/Steve Pohlner