September 29 marks National Police Remembrance Day. Gladstone Police are holding two events this week to remember the ultimate sacrifice an officer could make – laying down their life for their community, family, friends and fellow officers.
A candle light vigil was held this past Wednesday evening at the Gladstone Police station memorial. The invitation was open, with many Gladstone residents attending to show their respect.
This Thursday morning, September 29, police will commence marching at 9.45am from the Gladstone Police Station down Auckland Street to St Saviours Anglican church where a service will be held. Police have invited members of the public to attend. St Saviours Anglican church members will be hosting a morning tea after the service.
Police Remembrance Day is the most significant day on the police calendar. It is s a day when the entire nation recognises the invaluable role that a police officer plays in protecting and serving his or her community. A blue and white ribbon is worn on the day and days leading up to the service to help us remember. The ribbons are available at the front counter of the Gladstone Police Station in exchange for a gold coin donation.
With 15,000 interactions with members of the public every day of the year, we invite you to join us on this special day to remember the lives of police lost since the year 1861.
Please contact the Gladstone Crime Prevention Unit for more details by calling 4971 3247.