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On Thursday 29 September, the Governor participated in the march and service for National Police Remembrance Day.


This Thursday was National Police Remembrance Day. Held on the 29 September every year, the day is an opportunity to commemorate police officers who have died serving their community. The day is also a chance for both Victoria Police and the wider community to honour Victoria Police employees who have died across the last 12 months through illness or other circumstances.

In Victoria, a march and service is held each year at the Victoria Police Memorial in Kings Domain Gardens, on St Kilda Road. Services are also held in regional Victoria and across the nation. On Thursday, a march along St Kilda Road took place, followed by a commemoration where a plaque was unveiled honouring the service of Senior Constable Bria Joyce. Senior Constable Joyce tragically died whilst on duty in Mildura in April 2022. She was 25 years old and had joined Victoria Police when she was 19 years old.

Along with participating in the march, the Governor laid a wreath at the Memorial. Attendees at the service included the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, Shane Patton APM, Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police; other dignitaries; representatives from Senior Constable Joyce’s family; and members of the public.