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Recognition of Emergency Services College Assembly

Friday, 8 Sept 2023

Today we gathered in solidarity with our Victoria Police and Emergency Services Personnel at our Recognition of Emergency Services College Assembly.

Police Remembrance Day, usually celebrated on September 29, signifies the Feast of St Michael, the patron of law enforcement. It is a day to remember the 176 men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives whilst serving our community since the formation of Victoria Police in 1853.

We especially remember one of our own, Constable Steven Tynan, who graduated from Mazenod in 1983. Steven joined Victoria Police and was ambushed and killed in the line of duty on October 12, 1988.

We also sincerely thank the Old Collegians for gracing us with their presence at this morning’s College Assembly, paying tribute and sharing wise words of wisdom with the students to ensure they are mindful of each other's safety and wellbeing, especially in the upcoming school holiday period.

Let us pray and remember in thanksgiving our community members who go and confront the danger rather than turn away from it.

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