A Moreton District Police fundraising event at Caboolture Sports Club has raised $28,500 to help design and build a monument in the new Moreton Police Memorial Garden.
Police from across the district and community members came together at Caboolture Sports Club on Monday 18th February for an evening of food and beverage (donated by the club), along with free room hire and function decorations.
Over $29,600 to date has been raised for the police memorial in conjunction with the efforts from the fundraising night.
The goal of the night was to raise $20,000 by the attendees and contributors, which would cover the cost of the monument, and this total was surpassed by over $8,500.
Superintendent Michael Brady thanked Caboolture Sports Club and those involved with making the night a huge success.
“The amount of time and effort everyone gave to ensuring everything was perfect is what set the scene and let the night flow.
“The room looked magical, the dinner was beautiful, Kel (CSC Group CEO) kept everyone engaged (as emcee) and the speakers hit a chord with the audience!
“I was certainly taken aback and humble for the experience.”
The memorial is an extension of the passion Superintendent Brady has for the relationship between the local community and police members.
Set to feature in the new Moreton District Headquarters and Caboolture Police Station, the garden and monument will be a place for the reflection and remembrance of fallen officers and the sacrifices they had made for their community.
The monument is scheduled to be officially unveiled on Police Remembrance Day 27th September, 2019.
To find out more about Moreton Police, visit www.mypolice.qld.gov.au/moreton