Boyup Brook hosts special police day

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Police officers from Bridgetown, Collie and Donnybrook visited Boyup Brook for the ceremony.
Camera IconPolice officers from Bridgetown, Collie and Donnybrook visited Boyup Brook for the ceremony. Credit: Supplied

Police from Boyup Brook and surrounding towns gathered at the Boyup Brook Police Station on September 29 to commemorate officers who died in the line of service.

The ceremony came as part of National Police Remembrance Day, which is on September 29 each year.

Boyup Brook office-in-charge Sgt James Gaunt said the day was to remember those who died in active service, serving the people of Western Australia.

Officers from Collie, Bridgetown and Donnybrook were at the ceremony, which featured a speech from Sgt Gaunt, a reading of the police ode, and the touching of the rock, which is a traditional part of National Police Remembrance Day.

Bridgetown police’s First Class Const Laura Nation said it was an opportunity to reflect.

“It’s an important day to remember the sacrifice that the job means and what the job really means to all of us,” she said.

“We all join for a reason and we put our hearts and souls into the job and it’s nice to remember the officers that have lost their lives being dedicated to the job that we are all dedicated to and that we all love.”

The service was the first of its kind to be held in the South West outside of Bunbury.

“The service was wonderful, it was the first time we’ve actually had a service down this way, we usually have to go to Bunbury, which is a wonderful service as well,” Const Nation said.

“It’s nice to have one that is smaller and is a bit easier to get to for the out stations and it was really well run.”

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