Tributes to fallen police officers set to flow on National Police Remembrance Day

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Katanning Police officers and staff pay respect to those who have fallen in line of duty
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Gnowangerup Sergeant Randall Moulden will be among the fallen police officers honoured at a National Police Remembrance Day service near Katanning next week.

Katanning police have invited members of the public to join commemorations which are set to start at 10am on Wednesday, September 29, at Police Pools.

Attending the ceremony will be Katanning Senior Sergeant Carlos Correia, who said it was a chance to pause and pay tribute to fallen colleagues.

“National Police Remembrance Day commemorates police officers from all Australian police services who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the community,” Sen. Sgt Correia said.

“It is a day for police to pause to honour officers whose lives have been cut short while performing their duty and to also remember those police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.”

Our July 8 front page shared the tragic story of Sgt Randall Moulden who took his own life in June.
Camera IconOur July 8 front page shared the tragic story of Sgt Randall Moulden who took his own life in June.

A presentation will be given at the Police Pools memorial before the names of fallen police officers who have died on duty will be read out.

One of the names read out will be former Gnowangerup officer- in-charge Sgt Randall Moulden, who took his own life in June after struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder for years.

A police pipe band will attend and a free morning tea will be provided for guests after the service.

All community members who wish to lay a wreath are encouraged to do so on the day.

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