National Police Remembrance Day
Main Image: A large crowd attended Friday’s National Police Remembrance Day service in Grafton. Below: Coffs Clarence HWP officer Nick Dixon takes the ceremonial police hat to the altar, during Friday’s National Police Remembrance Day service in Grafton. Image: Lynne Mowbray
National Police Remembrance Day was held on Friday 29 September, with a commemoration service being held at Grafton’s Christ Church Cathedral.
The Remembrance Day was first held on 29 September 1989 and holds a special significance for police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. It is a day for police to pause and honour officers whose lives have been lost while performing their duty as a police officer.
The day is also a time of reflection, to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.
Coffs Clarence Commander Superintendent Mark Holahan, addressed the large crowd that attended Friday’s special service.
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