POLICE officers are used to selflessly serving the community but last Wednesday it was their turn to be served.
St Patrick’s Primary School held a special barbecue to raise funds and awareness for National Police Legacy Day.
Officially it falls on Friday, but principal David Adams-Jones said the school wanted to acknowledge the day before breaking for holidays.
“On behalf of the St Patrick’s School community I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks and my thoughts and prayers to all NSW police officers currently serving within our community and to those who have lost their lives while serving,” he said.
“My dream for the Griffith community is to develop a memorial in the town dedicated to all police serving who continue to be a caring, supporting presence in our community.
“We call on the police to educate our kids and protect them.
“We want to recognise the fantastic work they do.”
Last Wednesday, the school held the barbecue, manned by canteen manager Lisa Quinn and groundsman Derry Jasprizza, with police officers invited to enjoy a sausage with students.
“We want to thank Rossies Foodworks for supplying the sausages,” Mr Adams-Jones said.
“I’d love to see the local state schools and preschools look at hosting their own barbecue next year to help raise funds too.”
The school raised more than $550 which will be donated to the NSW Police Legacy Appeal.
Senior Constable Tim Lockwood said it was nice to see the children so keen to help.