Queensland Police Service still strong after 150 years

EMMA McCLUNEY

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Hundreds gathered at The Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Cleveland this afternoon for National Police Remembrance Day.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart attended the event in honour of the police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Mr Stewart said officers are “making the ultimate sacrifice” on a daily basis.

“This is the most important day on the police service calendar,” he said.

“We have lost ten fine officers since 2013 [and] every year I have the same wish, the same wish as you…that there are no more names added to the Police Remembrance Day list.”

Member for Redlands Peter Dowling and Acting Inspector Janelle Harm were amongst those that also attended the memorial service.

This year marks 150 years since the Queensland Police Service was founded in January 1864.

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