A contingent of Wollongong Police officers have travelled to Canberra to honour their fallen colleagues at the National Police Remembrance Day.
Large crowds turned out last month for the police memorial, with the service to take place at the Wall of Remembrance which has the names of all the fallen victims.
Inspector Paul Allman, of Wollongong, said it was a chance for officers to honour of the fallen victims.
“It is the national day of remembrance, where all police states and territories pay their respect to those comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Inspector Allman said.
The Memorial Day is held to commemorate the loss of lives for Police officers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.
All members of the public are welcomed to participate in honouring the unique nature of police services, and the dangers that officers face.
Officers came together to reminisce over their colleagues for the commitment and sacrifices they’ve made to the police force.
In the lead up to the Memorial Day, police held a ‘wall to wall’ motorcycle ride to raise money and awareness for their brothers in arms.
Beginning at the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance participants rode to Canberra, finishing at the ‘National Wall of Remembrance’.
“It’s a chance to combine my passion of riding bikes, being with my mates, raising money for a good cause and remembering those lost mates,” Inspector Allman said.
The ‘wall to wall’ ride raised around $3000 from the local southern region riders, with the money being donated to NSW police legacy.
Senior Constable Angus McMillan said it was a chance to support families in need.
“It’s important to remember the sacrifice and loss of serving members, and to raise money to support officer’s families in need of assistance,” Senior Constable McMillan said.
The Police Memorial is jointly funded by the Australian Government, State and Territory Police Services and Police Federation of Australia