A Day To Remember Our Fallen Police

16:37' 12-09-2017
September 29th is Blue Ribbon Day, when Victorians are asked to take a few moments to remember that 159 members of our Police Force have been killed whilst serving and protecting our community.

     

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    It also provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the work and dedication of the over 16,000 police members and say to them that their work is valued by the community.

    In support of Blue Ribbon Day, Badges of Remembrance and other items will be on sale through police stations and retail businesses, including Woolworths Supermarkets. Memorial Services will be held in Melbourne and regional locations on this day, and the police encourage people to attend.

    The Blue Ribbon Foundation's strong network of 17 Regional Branches hopes to create something positive from events of tragedy in Victoria's history, remembering lives by saving others. The Foundation has funded 46 projects in public hospitals, and purchased additional equipment for some that have been funded in previous years.

    In the past year the Blue Ribbon Foundation donated more than $685,000 to Victoria's hospitals for projects including an emergency helipad at Portland Hospital, an emergency resuscitation unit at Epworth Hospital in Richmond, and an area within the new Intensive Care Unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

    This year the Foundation will dedicate the new Urgent Care Centre at Maryborough Hospital, in memory of Senior Constable Maurice Moore who was murdered in that town 30 years ago on 27 September 1986.

    The Foundation is especially grateful to Rotary Clubs around Victoria for their annual recognition of this special day and for financial contributions made in various ways.

    A visit to the Foundation website www.remember.org.au will show people how to make a donation to assist in building new and improved emergency facilities in our public hospitals.

    Somchai R

     

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