Fallen officers honoured in Anzac Day commemorations

Two Queensland Police Service vehicles were launched today that honour and remember the 30 Queensland Police Constables who were killed in action or died of wounds or illness during the First World War, Queensland Police say.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating launched the Brisbane vehicle at the Nundah Anzac memorial today.

The second vehicle has been deployed to Northern Region and will be used at a number of events including National Police Remembrance Day (September 29). Here it is pictured below at a North Queensland Cowboys event.

Assistant Commissioner Keating said the vehicles were a small token to remember the biggest sacrifice an officer could make.

“The Anzac centenary is a fitting time to remember the 30 officers from the Queensland Police Service who were killed in action or died of wounds or illness during the First World War,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.

“The Queensland Police Service stands with the rest of the community in remembering the Australians who are serving, have served, and those who have died, in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations involving our armed forces.

“Queensland police and volunteers from the State Emergency Service will continue a long and proud tradition of supporting our servicemen and women, and our local communities, during Anzac Day commemorations throughout the state.”

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