Proud to ride: Fallen police officers saluted

Illawarra police officers joined more than 1000 Australian officers to ride in the Wall to Wall motorcycle Ride for Remembrance on Saturday.

The ride is held annually to honour officers who have died in the line of duty and raise money for their families, as well as to highlight motorcycle safety.

About 45 Illawarra officers set out from Kiama early on Saturday morning, heading towards Jamberoo, then up Macquarie Pass and on to Goulburn where all riders met for lunch at the NSW Police Academy.

The thousand-strong group then rode on to Canberra's National Police Memorial, where a remembrance ceremony honoured fallen police officers.

Wollongong Sergeant Tom Alexander, who drove the support vehicle for the Illawarra contingent, said he and his colleagues were honoured to take part in the ride.

"It's a way to get everyone involved and raise money for a good cause and it's something we do to honour and support fallen police officers," he said.

"When you've got such a large group of riders together, including highway patrol motorcycles in uniform and riders from all over Australia, it makes you feel pretty proud."

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