NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has officially dedicated a new memorial honouring fallen officers in St George and Sutherland Shire.
The Commissioner joined local police, families, friends, and colleagues, for the dedication of the NSW Police Memorial, led by Police Chaplain, Reverend David Warner, at Woronora Cemetery on Thursday April 9.
“As we unveil the plaques today, we reflect on the lives and achievements of the officers who died while serving this community. “One of the toughest challenges for police is starting work each day not knowing what will happen yet understanding they may have to risk their own life to save another.''
The memorial honours 24 NSW Police officers who have died on duty while serving in the St George, Sutherland and Miranda Local Area Commands or who were cremated or laid to rest at Woronora Cemetery. (See list below)
Commissioner Scipione said the plaques and memorial wall were a perfect way to honour local officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
“The NSW Police Memorial at Woronora Cemetery is our first collective police tribute in a private cemetery,” Commissioner Scipione said.
“As we unveil the plaques today, we reflect on the lives and achievements of the officers who died while serving this community.