Each year on the 29th September, a national day of remembrance is held to honour and remember police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Police Remembrance Day is a time to recognise police for their service and show them that their dedication and challenging work is valued.
At Springvale Botanical Cemetery this year, a vigil candle will be lit and placed at the Police Memorial located at the cemetery. We welcome police officers, family, friends and the public to visit the Police Memorial at any time throughout the day to honour the lives of police officers.
There will also be a notice board for memories and in honour of the fallen, the flags will fly at half-mast.
It’s not always easy to understand the dedication that police officers have for their work and the sacrifices they make. The Police Ode written by Fr Barry May OAM former WA Police Chaplain puts it beautifully.