Tribute for fallen police officers

Tribute: Reverend Jennie Everist will join retired police officers Ron Humphrey, John Prince, Garry Dunne and Denis Holdman at a special service later this month. Picture: John Veage
Tribute: Reverend Jennie Everist will join retired police officers Ron Humphrey, John Prince, Garry Dunne and Denis Holdman at a special service later this month. Picture: John Veage

Friends, families and colleagues of officers in blue will come together this month to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities.

The south metropolitan associated branch of the Police Association of NSW is hosting its annual service at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Miranda on September 29 to coincide with national police remembrance day.

Former NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Geoff Schuberg will take over the organisation of the event after former co-ordinator John Prince stepped down after several years in the role.

Mr Schuberg said the cause was one close to his heart.

“My first posting as a probationary constable was at Sutherland police station in 1965 and I worked closely with many police who have since passed away, and a number who were killed while on duty,’’ he said.

“I believe our shire residents have a solid trust in their local police, a fact borne out by the many members of our local community who attend our service each year. 

“As a former uniformed police officer and detective I was continually heartened by their support and assistance.’’

Details: National Police Remembrance Day, Friday, September 29, from 10:30am, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Miranda.