Police officers who have died in the line of duty will be remembered on Wednesday 29 September at the annual Australasian and South Pacific Police Remembrance Day Service, being held at The Royal New Zealand Police College, Porirua, on Wednesday 29 September 2010 at 11am.
The service also remembers all members of police, serving and retired, who have died in the past year.
New Zealand Police has been fortunate over the past year with no officers killed in the line of duty. As a special tribute to Police Dog Gage who was killed in July this year a member of the Wellington Dog Section will lead Police Commissioner Howard Broad to the memorial wall to lay the wreath of remembrance.
The Police-chevron embedded Huia feather Remembrance Day Pin will be worn by members of Police throughout the country. The pin was developed by New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Police Association to raise awareness in the hearts and minds of police members and the general public nationwide. By incorporating the police chevron into the Huia tail feather, the design of the pin symbolises the honouring of someone special, now lost to Police.
Police Remembrance Day falls on September 29, the feast day of the Archangel Michael, the patron saint of Police.
Media enquiries should be referred to Communications Manager Penny Clevely 04 2383 572 / 021 326 922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All media should plan to be onsite by 1045.
In the photo, Recruit Wing 263 pay tribute to the Memorial Wall located at The Royal New Zealand Police College on the day prior to their graduation last week.