Po­lice pay trib­ute to their own, slain in line of duty

The Courier-Mail - - STATE POLITICS -

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

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