Police remember fallen colleagues on Wall to Wall Ride

Police motorcyclists take part in the 2016 Wall to Wall Ride, which visited Merimbula.
Police motorcyclists take part in the 2016 Wall to Wall Ride, which visited Merimbula.

Around 320 police officers on motorcycles will be descending on Merimbula this Friday as part of the National Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance 2017.

Police motorcyclists from every state and territory are converging on the National Police Memorial in Canberra on Saturday for a service held in recognition of all officers who have died while on duty.

The Victorian contingent will be arriving for an overnight stop in Merimbula around 5.30pm Friday before a special function and dinner at Club Sapphire.

Saturday they will be enjoying breakfast at the boat ramp before leaving in convoy through town, then on past Bega via the bypass (around 8.30am) and on to Cooma for morning tea.

Spectators and supporters are encouraged to cheer them on along the route.

The annual ride is used as a fundraiser for Police Legacy, which supports partners and families of police officers who die in the line of duty. 

On this weekend’s ride with her police officer father Darren will be 13-year-old Abbie Schreger, whose mother died in 2009.

Abbie will be carrying a carved wooden baton that contains within a list of names of all Victorian officers who have died. Along with similar batons from other states, it will be placed at the National Memorial during Saturday afternoon’s memorial service.

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