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NSW Police Force remembers fallen colleagues for National Police Remembrance Day

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NSW Police Force remembers fallen colleagues for National Police Remembrance Day

Police from across the country paid their respects to fallen colleagues for National Police Remembrance Day today, including the 275 officers from the NSW Police Force who have died while serving the community.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the memorial was restricted to a small audience attended by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, NSW Governor Margaret Beazley, NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller and Police Association President Tony King.

The intimate ceremony today (Wednesday 29 September 2021) replaced the usual gathering of hundreds of officers at the Wall of Remembrance in The Domain and acknowledged the family and friends who were not able to attend due to Public Health Order restrictions.

This year, NSW Police Force Senior Constable Kelly Ann Foster became the 275th serving NSW police officer whose name has been etched into the Wall of Remembrance.

Senior Constable Foster served the NSWPF and the community of NSW with outstanding dedication and devotion to duty until her unexpected passing as a result of her attempts to save the life of a drowning victim within the Wollangambe Canyon at Mount Wilson earlier this year (Saturday 2nd January 2021).

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, said it is a tragedy each time a new name is etched into the Wall of Remembrance because police play such a crucial role in society.

“It is a sad day to lose a serving member of the NSW Police Force because our officers go to work each day not knowing if they might come home,” Mr Elliott said.

“We pay tribute to all the officers we have lost; we thank you and know that you will never be forgotten. For the officers who continue to serve our community, especially during the past almost two years supporting our country through the pandemic, your efforts are extraordinary.

“We also remember sixteen service members of the NSW Police Force who have died during the period 29 September 2020 to 28 September 2021 from illness or other circumstance,” Mr Elliott said.

Commissioner Fuller reflected on today’ service, saying despite the small gathering, the impact of these officers on the force, their family, and their friends is huge.

“We will never forget our fallen colleagues and the years of service they dedicated to protecting our community,” Commissioner Fuller said.

“In adding Senior Constable Foster’s name to this wall, we remember her as a brave woman who upheld our policing traditions of professionalism, commitment, honour and courage.

“While Senior Constable Foster has been taken from us too soon, we share her family’s pride in the career she forged in policing, her dedication to the Lithgow community and her passion for the outdoors.”

Other states also paid respect to fallen officers including Senior Constable David Masters, of the Queensland Police Service who died in roadside incident on Saturday 26 June 2021, and Detective Senior Constable Michael Cursiter from Western Australia Police Force who died in a foot pursuit incident on Friday 6 November 2020.

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

 

Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd are taking steps to add a collection of modern retirement residences and amenities to their village in High Street. They are in the early phase of planning a new development to be called Callisto Coastal Retirement.

Sasha Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd is excited about the plans. “We are very proud to be adding Callisto Coastal Retirement to our community.” Ms Andrews said. “We are part of a great community in a fantastic location and aim to set the benchmark for premium retirement living in Woolgoolga.”

At this early stage, they are keen to get input from the local community of future residents to help create the perfect coastal retirement. A Feedback Forum is being offered to eligible potential residents aged 55+, providing an opportunity to learn more, convey their thoughts, ideas and insights around design and services, features, amenities and priorities.

The new development has the support of the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, community owned organisation. Chairperson, Ian Wade said “Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village has played an important role in the community for many years and we want to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our seniors for years to come. We have a great opportunity to provide quality retirement living, built with future residents in mind.”

A community Feedback Forum is planned for Tuesday 7 May. For details and to register to attend, go to the website here. For more on the Woolgoolga Retirement Village, visit here.

 

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

Albert Park Baseball Grounds

Keen Street Lismore
8am Sunday 19th May 2024

Join a fun community activity to fundraise and raise dementia awareness. Last year, more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran in cities and towns across Australia for people impacted by dementia. Dementia awareness

Lismore events include a 10km run, a 5km jog/walk or a 1km walk so that the day is inclusive of all levels of physical ability.

There will be information stalls providing details of supports, local resources and services to help those impacted by dementia, as well as food and drinks.

Form a team from your workplace, local club, friends or family (dress up to make it fun!) and enter the 1km walk, 5km jog/walk or a 10km run. Get lots of sponsors!

To register a team or take part as an individual go to:
www.memorywalk.com.au/event/lismore-myway

Dementia awareness

Dementia awareness

Currently, dementia is the leading cause of death in women and overall, it is the second leading cause of death for all Australians. In 2024, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.

Dr Jones says ‘The ageing population in the Northern Rivers is growing at an exponential rate. Our region is one of the highest ageing communities in NSW and this comes with increasing rates of those impacted by dementia in our community. I’m quite keen to see that we adopt more preventable approaches against dementia in our region’. Dementia awareness

Dr Jones says ‘There are many things we can do to prevent dementia or delay your risk of developing dementia. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits, in particular regular exercise can make a significant difference’.

“We encourage the whole community to come together, not only to raise money for
Dementia Australia, but also to exercise together and to fight this disease” says Dr Jones.

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

 

A man will face court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024) charged over an alleged stabbing in Campsie in Sydney’s southwest yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2024).

About 8:45pm yesterday, emergency services were called to a unit at Ninth Avenue, Campsie, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attached to Campsie Police Area Command attended and found a 53-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Both were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, with the woman taken to St George Hospital with stab wounds to the thigh.

The man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds to his face, arm and chest.

A short time later a 25-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Concord Hospital.

Police established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following the 25-year-old man’s release from hospital, he was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and break and enter dwelling and assault with intent to murder.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024).

 

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