Members of the Oxley Highway Patrol have left Tamworth, on their way to Canberra, for the 2019 Wall2Wall.
Known as the “Ride for the Fallen”, the ride is a special tribute that honours sacrifices of the many law enforcement officers killed during service.
At the end of their journey, in a final gesture of police solidarity and remembrance, riders will travel through Canberra to the National Police Memorial for a short, but poignant ceremony to commence the week in honour of Police Force colleagues and mates; their names recorded on the touch stones of the memorial wall.
Tamworth police officers are riding to remember Senior Constable David Rixon, who was gunned down while performing a random traffic stop in Lorraine St, West Tamworth, on the morning of March 2, 2012.
Despite desperate efforts of his fellow officers and paramedics, the decorated officer died shortly after.