Some of the Fraser Coast's finest at the National Police Remembrance Day Service at Hervey Bay Uniting Church on Friday.
Some of the Fraser Coast's finest at the National Police Remembrance Day Service at Hervey Bay Uniting Church on Friday. Brittany Cook

Remembering the Thin Blue Line on Friday

NATIONAL Police Remembrance Day marks the day the Queensland Police Service joins other Australian police jurisdictions to stop and honour fallen officers. The Queensland Police Service has 140 officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Arguably one of the most important days on the policing calendar, National Police Remembrance Day is a time for members of the service and the community to remember, honour and say 'thank you' to the dedicated men and women who have died while on duty.

Although Police Remembrance Day is observed on September 29, as it marks the Feast of the Archangel, St Michael who fights evil, this year the Police Remembrance Day service will be held at the Uniting Church, Exeter St, on Friday - with the service starting at 10am.

National Police Remembrance Day has been held in Queensland since 1989.

Police officers, police liaison officers and staff members as well as members of the public are encouraged to pay tribute by wearing a blue ribbon - which are available at all police stations around the region.

Blue ribbons are free of charge but donations are gratefully accepted as money received will go towards Queensland Police Legacy and Community Supporting Police.