Friday, 26 September 2003 - 2:57pm |
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Police Remembrance Day

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New Zealand Police will join police services throughout Australasia and the South Pacific on Monday 29 September in remembrance of officers slain on duty.

A Remembrance Day Service is being held at The Royal New Zealand Police College, 11am-12 noon.

The service commemorates serving Australasian and South Pacific police officers slain on duty, as well as all members of the New Zealand Police - serving and retired, sworn and non-sworn - who have died in the past year.

Police Remembrance Day is held on the same day throughout Australasia and the South Pacific. Representatives from the High Commissions of Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue and Papua New Guinea will be attending the service.

Among those New Zealand Police will remember this year are former Police Commissioner Malcolm Churches (1987-89) and former Police Ministers the Hon. Michael Connelly (1972-75) and the Hon. Allan McCready (1975-78).

The granddaughter of the first New Zealand police officer slain on duty - Constable Neil McLeod, killed at Dargaville in 1890 - will also be attending the service.