Fallen police officers honoured in moving service
A ceremony has been held in the botanical gardens in the city to mark National Police Remembrance Day.
It’s a day to remember and honour police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
One man who was honoured today here in Queensland is Senior Constable David Masters who tragically died while on duty earlier this year.
To date, 148 officers are on the Queensland Police Service honour roll.
Acting assistant police commissioner Virginia Nelson said she believed the force had good family and community support despite a trying time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said it was an important, but difficult day.
“It is a difficult day for everyone, in that it comes to the fore of our mind around the loss of colleagues over the years,” she told Scott Emerson.
“Particularly this year it will be difficult for a number of years particularly those who worked with Senior Constable Dave Masters who was tragically killed in June of this year.
“And we have had his plaque placed on the QPS memorial for this year’s service.”
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