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Media Release - Hinchinbrook Residents Urged to Mark Police Remembrance Day

29th September 2020

Hinchinbrook Shire residents have been urged to acknowledge Police Remembrance Day today, as a mark of respect for the men and women who serve our community as part of the thin blue line.

Hinchinbrook Shire Acting Mayor, Andrew Cripps, said police officers do an extremely important job protecting life and property every day in our local community, in what can often be a thankless and difficult role.

Cr Cripps said each year, Police Remembrance Day was an opportunity for all Australians to remember those officers killed in the line of duty and to offer our support to those police families that have lost a loved one.

“We acknowledge our police officers go to work every day, knowing they could be putting themselves in harm’s way, but understand how important their role is in ensuring the safety of our community” said Cr Cripps.

“Police Remembrance Day is the opportunity we have each year to really stop and think about the outstanding service of our police officers and to show respect for the many officers who have paid a high price” he said.

“Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the normal memorial services held on Police Remembrance Day will not be going ahead, so I urge Hinchinbrook residents to show their appreciation in other ways”.

“If you would like to show your support and appreciation for our retired and serving police, you can make a donation and pick up a memorial ribbon from the front counter of the Ingham Police Station, or the Halifax Police Station”.

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For further enquiries Media and Communications Officer, Roslyn Di Mauro 4776 4642.

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