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A Day To Remember Police Officers’ Service

“Today is a day we honour their sacrifices and dedication to keeping our society safe and secure whilst maintaining law and order. This is not easy, it means being away from their families and friends."
30 Sep 2022 16:00
A Day To Remember Police Officers’ Service
Minister for Defence, National Security and Policying Inia Seruiratu and members of the Fiji Police Force at the Remembrance Day on September 29, 2022.

Fifteen members of the Fiji Police Force were remembered yesterday for their sacrifices and dedication to the Fiji Police Force.

September 29th is an auspicious day for the Policying calendar; a day they hold dear in remembering the service provided by men and women on the Force.

Minister for Defence, National Security and Policying Inia Seruiratu said the 15 names that were read in the honour roll reignite feelings of sadness.

The Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at the Nasinu Police Special Response Unit, Labasa Police Station and Namaka Police Station yesterday.

“We remember those that are currently serving within our Police Force, but never forget those that are retired and those who have been called to eternal rest,” Mr Seruiratu said.

 

“Today is a day we honour their sacrifices and dedication to keeping our society safe and secure whilst maintaining law and order. This is not easy, it means being away from their families and friends.”

“As we gather at the three venues not only mourn our fallen comrades, but not to forget the sacrifices and contribution made by these fallen officers who had discharged their duties with distinction.”

“In recognising the importance and the ever evolving security landscape, Police officers are called upon to put the security and welfare of others first and do not of- ten take a moment to think about themselves.”

 

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Mr Seruiratu said it was important to address NCDs.

“We need to ensure that we address this through health audits, required fitness tests and more nutritional intake. I commend the efforts by the Commissioner and their senior officers in addressing NCDs in the Fiji Police Force,” he said.

“It is important to constantly push for a change of mindset. While you must protect and serve, you can only be effective if you are healthy and resilient to the onslaught of threats faced in your line of work.”

 

Story by: wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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