SERVICE REMEMBERS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OF OFFICERS
LOCAL police, staff members and members of the public attended the National Police Remembrance Day service at the Burdekin PCYC to honour police officers who have died in the course of their duties.
Inspector Glenn Doyle said every officer took considerable risk each day they went to work in the name of making Queensland safe.
“The current police that are here are fully aware that today can be a great day, but it also could be the worst day for them as well, depending on what phone calls and what happens around the Burdekin,” Inspector Doyle said.
“The honourable commitment police make every day deserves to be recognised, hence the importance of this date.”
Local police officers, Constable Monica Stafford, Constable Alyssa Gorton and Constable Kate Neal were in attendance and said they loved the lifestyle of the Burdekin.
Constable Neal said it was a job that had many challenges, but was extremely rewarding. “Seeing smiles on people’s faces is what makes it worthwhile coming to work every day and making the community safer,” Constable Neal said.
Constable Gorton has been working as a police officer for four months and is starting out her career in the Burdekin and said the community made her feel welcome.
“I have never seen anything like this before, I remember the first day I worked I was walking down the street and everyone was just waving and that is not something you get elsewhere,” Constable Gorton said.
National Police Remembrance Day falls on September 29 each year, with commemorative services throughout Australia.