It was truly moving to be once again surrounded the Police Family on a stormy day at the end of September, gathered for the united purpose of remembrance and celebration at the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance. National Police Remembrance Day has never gone unobserved, even through the worst of the pandemic, but this was the first ceremony at scale, and despite the wild weather, the warmth of coming together was palpable.
Dignitaries present included our Patron, the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, and our Vice-Patrons NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb APM and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole, amongst the many serving police, families, and Police Legatees.
After the ceremony, Our Vice-Patron NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb APM awarded the Commissioner’s Scholarship to young Police Legatees Eaden Kenny and Tara Marsh (pictured), and Cameron Gray, who was unfortunately unable to attend. The Scholarship has the personal endorsement of the Commissioner, and each young Legatee receives money to support them in their chosen studies and endeavours. It was a fitting end to a solemn ceremony, with a reminder to all of us that there is always hope alive in the next generation.