A service in honour of National Police Remembrance Day will be held at the Police Academy at Taperoo today.
Hosted by SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, the service is held each year in memory of police officers killed in the performance of their duty in the region.
It will take place at 11am at the South Australia Police ‘Wall of Remembrance’ – located at the Police Academy, in memory of the past 61 fallen SA police officers.
Commemorated annually on 29 September, the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of police, National Police Remembrance Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the dangers of the policing profession, reflect upon the sacrifices made by dedicated officers and focus on the challenges that lie ahead.
With this year’s National Police Remembrance Day falling on a Sunday, services are being held two days earlier.
Invited guests will include the Governor Hieu Van Le and representatives from defence, government, emergency services and support agencies. National Police Rememberance Day was first held in 1989.
National Police Remembrance Day memorial services will also be held at Banrock Station, Mount Gambier and Port Augusta, plus tonight Adelaide Oval’s southern stand will be illuminated in blue and white police chequering.
NOTE: Members of the public who wish to attend today’s service should be seated by 10.45am.