|Traffic police pallbearers carrying the casket out of Masjid Al-Khair.|
This post is dedicated to SSGT T09574 Nadzrie Matin, a Traffic Police officer who passed on in the line of duty on 1st June 2017 due to a road traffic accident.
|The Thin Blue Line Singapore used to commemorate a passing of a fallen officer|
Police Day Observance Ceremony 2017
|Me at HTA after the ceremony.|
|All formed up on the stage of Harmony Hall during rehearsals.|
|And later the photo taking.|
The death of SSGT Nadzrie Matin in the morning changed the mood. Despite this, life still goes on with the rehearsals conducted in the afternoon; and an additional component was added to the tribute, "Going Home" played on bagpipes for SSGT Nadzrie.
After the rehearsal, I went down to the mosque and funeral. It was a sad moment for those who were there. Despite not personally knowing SSGT Nadzrie, we mourn for his loss and passing.
The day has arrived. As rehearsed, we were ushered on stage. With the Malay military command, "Kumpulan, Taat Setia!", the Commissioner of Police, Hoong Wee Teck lead us in the recitation of the police pledge, representing the continued commitment to our country.
Next, the tribute part, with the command "Penyampai Ihram, Tunduk!" We bowed our heads, "Saving Grace" and "Going Home" was being played. I almost came close to tears.
|Fadil, representing A Div, myself and a VC.|
|Flanked by the mighty Gurkhas. Rare shot!|
|Senior FI SSI Majid, Fadil and Myself.|
|Myself with the representative of SPF band and Traffic.|
|Me and Dayah!!|
Thru this ceremony, I have made a lot of wonderful people and became friends with them. Thanks for the photos and memories!
Thin Blue Line Singapore Symbol
This part was typed out before the death of SSGT Nadzrie Matin.
|The Thin Blue Line Symbol|
|Thin Blue Line on flag patches.|
Collectively, the symbol is used to commemorate fallen officers who died in the line of duty. It is also used by police officers and supporters of the police as a morale booster against the negativity while officers are performing their duties.
In Singapore, despite our officers having a good and clean reputation, they are still not given the due respect. The Singapore Police Force also has a high turnover rate due to the overworked and overstretched workloads that is required of them while serving.
|The Thin Blue Line SG patch on the SPF uniform.|
SPF Variation of Thin Blue Line Symbol
|Singapore Police Force Thin Blue Line variation.|
As shown in the above photo, we had used this for our intake shirts in place of the police crest due to the strict guidelines of wearing or displaying any police related logos when in public.