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‘Extremely hard’ day for families of police who made the ultimate sacrifice

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The sacrifice of police who have died in the line of duty is being honoured this National Police Remembrance Day.

A ceremony attended by the Premier, Governor and Police Commissioner has been held at Sydney’s Wall of Remembrance to honour the 275 NSW police who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

NSW Police Legacy chair Detective Superintendent Gary Merryweather told Jim Wilson the capacity and travel restrictions have been “extremely hard” on fallen officers’ families, including the loved ones of Senior Constable Kelly Foster who died early this year.

“For them not to be able to go to the wall, and … pay their respects … it’s a lot harder.

“Every police officer … knows someone that’s been killed on duty through some horrible, tragic circumstance.

“It resonates with all of us, and has a special place in our hearts because it could happen to any of us.”

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