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Riding a motorcycle in a convoy of hundreds of Police officers is not the normal activity you’d expect a Member of Parliament to undertake, but that’s exactly what Fowler MP, Chris Hayes, has done, one day a year, for the past seven years, for the annual Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.
The Wall to Wall Ride is held each year where motorcyclists from all States converge on Canberra to pay tribute to Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
On Saturday 17 September, Chris again took part in this annual ride
"I am proud to say I have taken part in the ride for the past seven years."
"Policing comes with a high degree of risk that, thankfully, most of us will never have to face."
"It takes a special type of person with a special type of courage to wear the police uniform and we are truly indebted to the men and women who choose to do so."
"The bravery of our police and their dedication to serving and protecting our communities should never be taken for granted," Chris Hayes said.
For the second year, Cabramatta LAC Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Darren Newman, took part in the ride.
"Remembering mates was the theme for the Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance."
"My mate and mentor, Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, who I worked with for many years at the Special Operations Group, paid the ultimate sacrifice, being killed during a police operation in Sydney’s North West in 2012, and it is good for his family and his mates that the Wall to Wall Ride includes a roadside stop in recognition of Bryson."
"I would like to acknowledge Chris Hayes for his support of the police family," Detective Inspector Darren Newman said.
Media Contact: Chris Hayes MP 9726 3988 or 0419 203 044 www.chrishayesmp.com
Over 2,000 motorcyclists participated in the ride to raise funds for NSW Police Legacy, so that they can continue to look after the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.
Seven names of fallen police officers will be added to the Wall in Canberra on 29 September 2016, including Mr Curtis Shu Kei Cheng, a civilian police employee, who was shot outside Police Headquarters in Parramatta last year.