State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is encouraging the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police Officers today for National Police Remembrance Day.
“Our Police Officers go to work day in and day out not knowing what they will confront in the line of duty, or whether they will return home safely at the end of their shift. National Police Remembrance Day is an opportunity for the community to honour more than 276 Police Officers and pay tribute to their courage and sacrifice.
“Every year we gather to remember the men and women who dedicated their lives to the safety of others,” Ms Hornery said.
“While gatherings will be restricted this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it is still important to remember the work our Police do, especially during this pandemic.
“On this day, it is important that we acknowledge those Officers who have lost their lives as a result of their policing career. But we must also pay our respects to our local men and women in blue who work tirelessly to keep us safe from harm every day.
“The community should never take the contribution of our Police for granted.
“Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line day in and day out attending to violent incidents and calls for assistance, not knowing what to expect but ready to do their job and protect the community.
“If you see an Officer out on the beat, please stop them and thank them for the work they do.
“On National Police Remembrance Day, I stand with the entire Police family to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of community safety,” said Ms Hornery.