South West police alongside family and friends of officers who have died in the line of duty paid their respects in a moving remembrance day ceremony this morning.
As National Police Remembrance Day ceremonies were held across the country, more than 100 people gathered at Bunbury Police Station to pay their respects.
South West Supt Geoff Stewart said today’s ceremony was “hugely important” for both police and their families.
“We have got the best job in the world, but unfortunately with that comes some very tragic risk,” Supt Stewart said.
“The South West district isn’t immune to losing police officers.
“When we lose someone, those family members are still part of the police family and it (remembrance day) is so important, not only to them but to us as well.
“I’m sure that the families that were at the ceremony today, would have loved nothing more than seeing their brother, their son, standing with the rest of us out there today.
“And I can only imagine the pain that continues with that, but we’re a family and we’ll be there to support them forever.”
The national day of recognition is held on, or near, September 29 every year.