SOUTHERN Metropolitan Police and members of the public will pay tribute to those who have died in the line of duty at a Blue Ribbon Day service at Rosebud RSL, Friday 29 September.
The service, which is open to the public, is part of Police Remembrance Day, which recognises the 159 police officers who have lost their lives while protecting the community. Those attending are asked to wear a blue ribbon or attach one to their car’s aerial as a gesture of support. “This service gives the community the opportunity to remember the police officers who have lost their lives protecting the community and to interact with local police,” Rosebud uniform police leading senior constable Ian Huxtable said.
The Rosebud RSL is in Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud. The service is the only one in the Southern Metro Area. It has a 10.30am arrival for an 11am start. It will be attended by a local chaplain, members of the public and police from the Southern Peninsula.
Donations can be made to the Blue ribbon Foundation at all police stations, at remember.org.au and on the day at the service.
McCrae Lions will stage a light show at the McCrae lighthouse Monday 25 September-Sunday 1 October to support the remembrance day.