BENDIGO police officers have commemorated fallen members as part of the National Police Remembrance Day.
Officers remembered their fallen colleagues with a minute's silence and wreath-laying on Tuesday morning.
Bendigo Superintendent John Kearney said the day was a chance to reflect on the police officers that the force had lost during the year.
He named in particular four officers who were killed in a crash in Melbourne in April, Senior Constable Kevin King, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris and Constable Josh Prestney.
Superintendent Kearney said the deaths were still very fresh in the minds of police.
"It's a very sad time for us, and it goes to show the type of commitment that's been asked of our members every day to serve the community and keep them safe," Superintendent Kearney said.
"It's just a reminder that we do live in a world where unfortunately police lives get lost in keeping people safe.
"Today is a time to reflect and remember the commitment of our members, so it's very important to us."
Central Victorian police normally run a service in Bendigo for the national day, but were unable to with the COVID-19 restrictions.
Superintendent Kearney said police had been adapting since the COVID-19 crisis began, and this was a way to adjust how they worked but still show respect to their colleagues.
"I'm very proud of the service police give here. They're doing a really fine job in very trying circumstances that is COVID," he said.
"I know the community is suffering, but I want them that our police are working very hard to keep them safe."
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