Police honour fallen colleagues at Hervey Bay Uniting Church

Senior Sergeant Tanya Walters and her son Rhyder, 3, at the Police Remembrance Day service in the Hervey Bay Uniting Church.
Senior Sergeant Tanya Walters and her son Rhyder, 3, at the Police Remembrance Day service in the Hervey Bay Uniting Church. Robyne Cuerel

AN EMPTY seat was hard to come by at Hervey Bay's Uniting Church on Monday morning as the community joined the Maryborough Patrol Group in honouring their fallen colleagues.

Serving and retired officers, along with their families and local dignitaries marked National Police Remembrance Day with prayers, floral tributes and moments of reflection.

While the nation's police forces have been spared the grief of losing an officer in the past 12 months, a candle was lit in memory of Senior Constable David Hobden, a Victorian policeman who was seriously injured on duty in the 90s and continued to suffer health problems until his death in 2011 and has been honoured with a memorial touchstone in the southern state.

The local service was led by long-serving police chaplain, Rev Brian Hoole, who will soon leave the Fraser Coast and pass on the role to Pastor Rob Simpson.

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