Victorian Police – Remembrance Day Last Tuesday

Victorian Police – Remembrance Day Last Tuesday

 

Last Tuesday was Police Remembrance Day.

Whilst it is incredibly important each year to reflect on the bravery of the men and women in blue; it is particularly poignant in 2020 and also ‘Close to Home.’

Our next-door neighbours at the Electorate Office is the Camberwell Police Station and my daughter, is a member of the force after joining Victoria Police seven years ago after Arts/Law degrees and other life experiences. Also, the tragic deaths of the four police officers in the line of duty were on the nearby Eastern Freeway.

Flowers were delivered on behalf of Hawthorn constituents at Camberwell Police station.  Tributes were paid to Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Glen Humphris and Constable Joshua Prestney by their colleagues last Tuesday.

On Snr Constable Lynette Taylor:

“When Lyn came into the room, she would just brighten my day. I knew my day would be better with her around,“ Leading Senior Constable McMorron said.

On Snr Constable Kevin King:

“Kevin was an older head with a lot of life experience. He always made good judgement calls and decisions,” Senior Bradford Peters said.

On Constable Glen Humphris:

“It was evident straight away that he was in it to help people. Some people get into the job to catch crooks or for a career change, but Glen just wanted to help,” Constable Jessie George said.

On Constable Joshua Prestney:

“He was methodical, he was cluey, he would make a really good detective. Josh, you were and always will be a brother in blue. You make me proud to be a police officer and you were an incredible man. I’ll miss your cheeky smile and your one-liners,” Constable Ty Christy said.

Their dedicated service to the community is respected. They and their deeds will be remembered.

Police Remembrance Day Order of Service booklet can be found here, and you can watch the service here.