ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Far from home, Australians at an international police convention didn't want to miss an official day to honor their fallen officers, so they held a quickly planned ceremony Friday with their Alaska counterparts.
The Australians were among some 700 officers attending the International Association of Women Police convention in Anchorage. They commemorated their 30th annual Police Remembrance Day in a short ceremony outside a memorial to fallen law enforcement officers at the Alaska state crime lab.
Chief Inspector Shari Allison of the New South Wales Police Department recited a police prayer during the event. Afterward, she said it was "very significant" to observe the day with their Alaska "neighbors."