MEMBER for Bega Andrew Constance joined local police and their families at a solemn ceremony to honour fallen colleagues at National Police Remembrance Day last Friday.
Mr Constance joined Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor and Far South Coast Command Inspector Jason Edmunds to inspect the honour guard outside St John’s Anglican Church before a non-denominational service inside.
Inspector Edmunds read the valedictory, Senior Constable Andrew Burden was the flag bearer and ex-Chief Inspector John Cross was the piper during the ceremony.
National Police Remembrance Day is a time for police to pause and honour officers whose lives have been cut short while performing their duty as a police officer.
This important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.
Serving and retired police and their families, as well as representatives from other emergency services in the area, were invited to the ceremony.
After the service, Mr Constance and Cr Taylor joined guests for afternoon tea in the hall at St John’s.