Police from across the state paid respects to officers who died while serving the community for National Police Remembrance Day.
A small COVID-safe ceremony was conducted by the Hume Police District in Goulburn to honour fallen colleagues on September 29.
Officer in charge of Goulburn Police Station Inspector Matthew Hinton said National Police Remembrance Day was a day for reflection on the sacrifices made by officers and their families in their duty to protect the community.
"We will remember them, we will never forget their service to the community and the legacy they leave," he said.
Students and staff from the Goulburn Police Force Academy held a service to honour the 275 officers from the NSW Police Force who died while serving the community.
This year, Senior Constable Kelly Ann Foster became the 275th serving NSW police officer whose name was etched into the Wall of Remembrance in Sydney.
Senior Constable Foster served 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 on January 2, 2021.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, said it is a tragedy each time a new name was etched into the wall because police played 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 of September 29, 2020 to September 28, 2021 from illness or other circumstance," Mr Elliott said.
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