Having been part of the NSW Police Force myself many years ago, I have a lot of brothers and sisters who are still serving our community and keeping our streets safe.
Each year, the 29th September holds a special significance for Police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. It is a day for police to pause to honour officers whose lives have been cut short while performing their duty as a police officer. This important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.
Remembrance Day asks people to remember the high and tough calling's Police make for our community and country.
On Friday the 27th of September we honour those members of the NSW Police Force who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duty.
The NSW Police Force has a ribbon that provides an opportunity for employees and the public to show their support for National Police Remembrance Day. They have made an electronic version of the ribbon available for those people who wish to show their support via their Facebook profile picture.
Please note that National Police Remembrance Day is an annual event that is traditionally observed on 29 September. With that date falling on a Sunday in 2013, National Police Remembrance Day and all related services will be held on Friday 27 September.
NATIONAL POLICE REMEMBRANCE DAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2013 Valedictory Names of police officers killed while performing their duties during the period 28 September 2012 to 26 September 2013.
New South WalesDetective Inspector Bryson Charles Anderson, VA – 6 December 2012QueenslandConstable Casey Blain – 29 March 2013Papua New GuineaProbationary Constable David Opa – 8 July 2013
We also remember serving members of the NSW Police Force who have died during the period 28 September 2012 to 26 September 2013
Senior Constable Leanne Bannatyne – 30 October 2012Mr Malcolm McGregor – 28 November 2012Mr Raymond Edwin Northcote – 16 December 2012Sergeant Glenn Howard Stirton, VA – 20 December 2012Mrs Georgina Jones – 7 January 2013Senior Constable David Alexander Scott – 3 March 2013Mrs Barbara Thurecht – 18 March 2013Sergeant Barry John Walker – 3 April 2013Senior Constable Anthony William George Tamplin – 29 April 2013Leading Senior Constable Christopher Otis Plummer – 7 May 2013Mrs Lynn Margaret Foster – 15 May 2013Senior Constable Talama Kupa – 26 May 2013Mrs Fiona Mary Whitehouse – 14 June 2013Ms Karen Gay Scutts – 17 June 2013Mr Wing Lee – 22 June 2013Sergeant Gabrielle Patricia McDonald – 3 July 2013Constable Aaron Mark Ryan – 4 July 2013Detective Sergeant Roger Wayne Borgas – 7 July 2013Miss Natalie Jane Staib – 21 July 2013Chief Inspector Graeme Francis Donnelly – 16 August 2013Sergeant Nicholas Michael Skomarow – 24 August 2013Senior Constable Julie Rose Wild – 27 August 2013
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