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WA Police remember fallen comrades

Police Minister Michelle Roberts has paid her respects to fallen officers at a National Police Remembrance Day ceremony in Joondalup today.

It was one of dozens of ceremonies held at police stations and memorials across Western Australia, to honour officers killed in the line of duty.

The WA Police Force Honour Roll lists the names of 83 Western Australian officers who since 1834 have made the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duties.

Damien Murphy was the last police officer in this State to be killed while serving his community.

Constable Murphy was killed as he tried to stop a speeding car in Craigie.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of his death.

Today, the family of Constable Murphy laid a wreath at the Police Flame of Remembrance, on behalf of all families and friends who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.

The Minister and the Commissioner of Police also laid wreaths at the memorial, as a minute’s silence was held at police stations across the State.