Rabbi commemorates fallen police

October 2, 2014 by Roz Tarszisz
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Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant has lead the commemoration ceremony for Victorian police members who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Lorraine Wreford MP, Member for Mordialloc, David Southwick MP, Acting Superintendent Bruce Wemyss and Rabbi Kluwgant

 

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Rabbi Kluwgant delivers his address

Rabbi Kluwgant, liaison, Rabbinical Council of Victoria to Victoria Police said he was honoured to lead the service and felt “especially blessed to be part of a network of dedicated chaplains providing support and guidance to the people who continue putting their lives on the line so that we may be safe”.

“We recall with deep gratitude those police members throughout Australasia and the South West Pacific who have given their lives in the line of duty. We remember especially the 157 men and women who, over the past 161 years, paid the supreme sacrifice while serving with Victoria Police, and gather to honour their memory and to support their loved ones by our presence, our thoughts and our prayers” said Rabbi Kluwgant.

A series of speeches and prayers were offered by various dignitaries and police officers and the service culminated with the laying of wreaths and singing the national anthem.

Rabbi Kluwgant told J-Wire: “Today was a day I will not quickly forget. My prayers go out to all those who serve to protect us. May G-d bless them and protect them, and all of us.”

Rabbi Kluwgant is also theRCV Representative on the Victoria Police Multifaith Advisory Council

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