Service pays respect to sacrifice of fallen police

Great Southern Herald
Police Remembrance Day at Katanning Police Pools.
Camera IconPolice Remembrance Day at Katanning Police Pools. Credit: Dumbleyung Police

Police officers from around the Great Southern converged on Katanning last week for a National Police Remembrance Day service.

The names of 85 WA officers, all of whom lost their lives in the line of duty, were read out at the ceremony at Katanning Police Pools.

Katanning, Tambellup and Dumbleyung officers were among the stations in attendance, along with WA Police Union and WA Police Legacy representatives.

The location of the service, Police Pools, is the site where the first pensioner guards were stationed in Katanning.

Police Remembrance Day at Katanning Police Pools.
Camera IconPolice Remembrance Day at Katanning Police Pools. Credit: Katanning Police

Acting Senior Sergeant Shelley McQueen said it was always an important day for the police force.

“Police Remembrance Day is a day to reflect on the members who have given the greatest sacrifice,” Act. Sen. Sgt McQueen said.

“They will never be forgotten and are always remembered.

“The location of the ceremony is quite special for Katanning and the community because it is where the first guards were actually stationed.”

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