Hunter Valley Local Area Command host 2017 Police Remembrance Day service at Muswellbrook

COMMUNITY leaders, members of the NSW Police, and residents gathered at St Alban’s Anglican Church on Friday morning.

Hunter Valley Local Area Command hosted a National Police Remembrance Day service to reflect on those who had lost their lives while serving.

Hunter Valley Local Area Commander Superintendent Steven Clarke said it was a day to simply recognise the contribution of NSW Police in the community.

“We definitely have massive community support, but I think it gives them an opportunity to come along and say to the cops ‘thank you very much for a job well done’,” he said.

“It was good to see a couple of kids here, that’s always good, and some retired police as well.

“We’re really grateful.

“It’s great to see the Army guys here too.

“Obviously we have a relationship with them, and it goes without saying, the sacrifice that they also make.”