Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, encouraged the community to reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers today Friday 29 September on National Police Remembrance Day.

Mr Provest said the special ceremony for the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command was held in the Anglican Church in Byron Bay this year.

“Every year we gather to remember the men and women who dedicated their lives to the safety of others,” Mr Provest said.

“Our police officers go to work day in and day out not knowing what they will confront in the line of duty, or whether they will return home safely at the end of their shift.

“On this day, it is important that we acknowledge those officers who have lost their lives as a result of their policing career. But we must also pay our respects to our local men and women in blue who work tirelessly to keep us safe from harm every day.”

Minister for Police Troy Grant said the community should never take the contribution of our police for granted.

“On National Police Remembrance Day, I stand with the entire police family to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of community safety.”