Police pay respect to fallen officers
POLICE in Tweed joined fellow officers across Australia on Tuesday morning for National Police Remembrance Day to pay tribute to officers who had fallen in the line of duty.
Police, families, friends and mourners gathered at Vibe Church in Tweed Heads for the service to remember officers whose lives had been lost and to thank them for their sacrifices.
Tweed Byron local area command Chaplain Ron Law, who conducted the service, said the day was significant in remembering the sacrifices made by Police in the line of duty.
"It's an important day for police to pause and remember," Rev Law said.
"They (police) play an important role and the community expects them to see a lot we don't see and cope with that.
"It's important to remember those who paid the ultimate cost."
The service commenced at 10am and the names of police officers killed in the line of duty within the last year were read out, before a laying of wreaths.
The Remembrance Day services are run each year on September 29 and hold a special significance for police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.