Fallen police officers remembered in candlelight vigil

The Queensland Premier, Police Minister and Police Commissioner were amongst those gathered to honour and remember fallen police officers at a candlelight vigil in Brisbane last night.

Families of fallen officers gathered at the Queensland Police Service Memorial at dusk, where candles were lit in memory of those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice.

It’s all to mark National Police Remembrance Day, which is today. The community is encouraged to pay tribute by wearing a blue ribbon.


They’re available from any police station for a small donation, with the proceeds going towards charity.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she’s grateful for all the work police do on behalf of Queenslanders.

“Police are special people, they run towards danger to keep the rest of us safe.

“And sometimes, tragically, they make the ultimate sacrifice.

“It is up to all of us to make sure that sacrifice is honoured,” the Premier said.

Commissioner Carroll said it’s extremely important to come together and honour those officers who were no longer with us.

“Having the opportunity to dedicate time on the eve of National Police Remembrance Day to our families who feel the loss of their loved ones every day is so important.

“We are coming together to reflect on the sacrifice and unwavering commitment our fallen officers displayed for the safety of Queensland.

“Their deaths have not only had an impact on their loved ones but also the Service and the community.

“We will continue to gather to honour their sacrifice and memory and to make it known that they will never be forgotten,” Commissioner Carroll said.