National Police Remembrance Day

September 29, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff represented the Jewish community at today’s touching National Police Remembrance commemoration in Sydney.

Superintendent Leanne McCusker, NSW Police Secretary Peter Remfrey, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff

Over 400 people attended the event held at The Domain addressed by the NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant.

Minister for Police Troy Grant has today encouraged communities across the state to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers.

Mr Grant was joined by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and the wider police family to honour those officers who have lost their lives in a solemn ceremony at the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance in The Domain.

“Every year on the 29th of September, we gather to remember the men and women who dedicated their lives to the safety of our communities,” Mr Grant said.

“Our police officers go to work each day not knowing what they will confront in the line of duty, or whether they will return home safely at the end of their shift.

“The NSW Wall of Remembrance now enshrines the names of 269 police men and women. We must never take their contribution for granted.

“National Police Remembrance Day is especially significant this year, as the names of officers who have taken their own lives due to psychological injury as a result of their policing duties are added to the wall in NSW.

“Today serves as an important reminder to us all of the often unseen toll policing can take.

“I stand with the entire NSW Police family today to remember and honour those courageous and selfless individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the people of our state.”

Vic Alhadeff told J-Wire: “It was an honour to represent the NSW Jewish community at what was a deeply moving ceremony to honour the police officers who have died while serving the wider community.”

The NSW Jewish community will hold a service for the NSW Police at the Central Synagogue next month.

 

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