Each year, the 29 September holds a special significance for Police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.

It is a day to remember and honour our fallen officers whose lives were tragically cut short while performing their duties as a Police Officer.

Member for Manly, James Griffin has acknowledged the sacrifice police officers have made in the Manly electorate.

“Thank you to the men and women officers who put their lives on the line and who dedicate themselves each and every day to keeping our communities safe,” Mr Griffin said. 

Shadow Minister for Police, Paul Toole said Friday is an opportunity to show our support for our police and thank them for their bravery and service every single day.

“We pay our respects to those police officers who have lost their lives to protect us all,” Mr Toole said.

“We also remember those who have lost their lives through illness, injury or other circumstances, and we stand with those they have left behind.

“To those who have a heavy heart – those carrying the grief that comes with losing someone close to them – we acknowledge and stand with you.

“Our police spend every day working to keep our community safe, often running towards danger when the natural instinct would be to run the other way.

“The NSW Police Family is like no other … it provides camaraderie, support and friendship and a unique bond that can never be broken,” Mr Toole said.

Hundreds of serving and retired police officers and their families will gather on Friday to mark National Police Remembrance Day.

Services will be held across the state, including at the Wall of Remembrance in The Domain, Sydney to honour the fallen officers who have died in the line of duty since 1862.

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