Some of the contingent at today’s New England Police Command National Police Remembrance Day service – Sergeant Warwick Laing, left, Sergeant Mark Garvey, Police Chaplain Reverend Will Pearson, Constable Jessica Kane, New England Local Area Commander Superintendent Fred Trench, Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Steve Toms, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Senior Constable Lauren Wheeler, Detective Inspector Ann Joy, Uralla Shire Council Mayor Mick Pearce, Sergeant Stuart Gray and Senior Constable Fiona McCormack.
Thursday, 29 September 2016
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today joined with local Police, Mayors and community leaders from across the region in commemorating National Police Remembrance Day at a special service in Armidale’s Uniting Church.
“Police Remembrance Day is our opportunity to honour the sacrifices made by the members of the NSW Police Force,” Mr Marshall said.
“These brave men and women put their lives on the frontline every day for the protection of our own.
“Police officers confront some of the most dangerous and challenging situations imaginable to ensure the safety of our local communities.”
Since 1862, 254 NSW police have officers have lost their lives while protecting the lives and property of others.
Mr Marshall said the New England Local Area Command had lost three officers over the last 100 years, the last being Detective Senior Constable Jack Nugter at Inverell in March 1995.
“May we never forget the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of the NSW Police Force and our own dedicated and community-focussed officers here in the Northern Tablelands,” he said.
“If you see a police officer today, say thank you to them. Not only do they deserve our respect and praise but it will also be warmly received.”