Police remembrance ride comes through Gippsland
The annual Wall to Wall Remembrance Ride by Victoria Police officers will come through Gippsland today.
The ride is to commemorate police who have died while serving their community.
More than 300 riders will leave Melbourne at 8.00 this morning bound for the National Police Memorial in Canberra. Riders from other states will also arrive there tomorrow.
They have stops at Sale for morning tea and Lakes Entrance for lunch. Riders will stop overnight in Merimbula.
The ride also aims to raise money for police legacies across Australia to enable them to support the police family.
This year Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton will pass the legacy baton, which contains the name of all Victoria Police members killed in the line of duty, to 17-year-old Emerson Jason Spriggs.
Emerson will be taking part in memory of his father, Detective Sergeant Jason Spriggs, who was a serving police officer for 30 years and sadly died earlier this year.
He’ll be supported by his mother, Rebecca and two brothers, Nicholas aged 21 and William aged 15, who will also be attending the service today.
Emerson will carry the baton to Canberra as a pillion passenger on one of the motorcycles.