Ser­vice to pay tribute to of­fi­cers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PORT Dou­glas and Moss­man com­mu­ni­ties are wel­come to at­tend Na­tional Po­lice Re­mem­brance Day to­mor­row.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice to honour fallen of­fi­cers will be held at St Mary’s by the Sea in Port Dou­glas from 10am.

Na­tional Po­lice Re­mem­brance Day recog­nises the unique na­ture of po­lice ser­vice and the dan­gers po­lice face in their daily pur­suits.

One of the most im­por­tant days on the polic­ing cal­en­dar, it is a time for mem­bers of the QPS and the com­mu­nity to re­mem­ber, honour and say thank you to the ded­i­cated men and women who have died while on duty.

Port Dou­glas Se­nior Con­sta­ble Mag­gie Mead­ows said it was also a day for of­fi­cers to re­flect not just on those who have passed, but friends and col­leagues who have dealt with trau­matic events.

“We deal with trauma ev­ery day, so this is a day to sup­port po­lice,” she said.

“It’s open to the com­mu­nity and any­one who wants to go.”

Na­tional Po­lice Re­mem­brance Day has been held in re­gional cen­tres through­out Queens­land since 1989.

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