National Police Remembrance Day (NPRD) on Tuesday, September 29, will look a little different, as there will be no candlelight vigil or march this year.
Senior Constable Sarah Hamilton said, “As we are unable to gather, you are invited to hold a candlelight vigil on Monday, September 28, the eve of NPRD and upload a photo of yourself holding a candle, using the hashtag #NPRD2020 to remember our fallen officers”.
Candlelight vigils are an opportunity to honour those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, whose death did not occur as a consequence of their duty and in recognition of the commitment, dedication and bravery of all past, present and future police officers.
Members of the community are encouraged to pay tribute by wearing a blue ribbon to ensure the magnitude of their sacrifice is never forgotten.
With honour they served.
Blue ribbons are available from any police station for a small donation and the proceeds will go towards charities, Queensland Police Legacy and Community Supporting Police.
Please attend your local police station to make voluntary donations and to obtain a blue ribbon.