Gladstone Police held a candlelight vigil to honour fallen police officers in the line of duty.
Gladstone Police held a candlelight vigil to honour fallen police officers in the line of duty. Christopher Chan

Vigil for slain police officers

TODAY is one of the most important days on the policing calendar.

Gladstone Inspector Les Bulluss said National Police Remembrance day was a time to honour those who had paid the ultimate price.

To mark the occasion, a candlelight vigil was held in Gladstone on Thursday night.

Yesterday, Gladstone officers lined up at Apex Park to perform the traditional march down Goondoon St before attending a church service to pay their respects.

"It's about reflecting on our colleagues who have fallen in the line of duty, paying our respects to their courage, sacrifice and ensuring their loved ones are cared for," Insp Bulluss said.