Murdered policeman Senior Constable David Rixon remembered in Wall to Wall Remembrance Ride

Solemn service: Family, friends and colleagues of Senior Constable David Rixon at a memorial service in Tamworth last year. Photo: Peter Hardin
Solemn service: Family, friends and colleagues of Senior Constable David Rixon at a memorial service in Tamworth last year. Photo: Peter Hardin

POLICE have remembered slain Tamworth highway patrol officer Senior Constable David Rixon with a ride to the National Police Memorial.

Hundreds of motorcyclists rode to Canberra in the Wall to Wall Rememberance Ride for fallen Australian police officers.

Friends and family of David Rixon were among them, he was murdered in March, seven years ago.

NSW Police Association Traffic and Highway Patrol executive member Mick Buko was among the officers who led an escort out of town at the weekend.

"Police from all over Australia in their own time travel from every state and territory to do their own memorial ride," he said.

"It's a sign of respect, a lot of them are current serving and ex-serving police.

"For me, I worked here as highway patrol with Dave Rixon, but two of my best mates have also passed away on duty so it's special to some of us."

Senior Constable Rixon was gunned down while performing a random traffic stop in Lorraine St, West Tamworth, on the morning of March 2, 2012.

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Despite desperate efforts of his fellow officers and paramedics, the decorated officer died shortly after.

This story Police honour fallen Senior Constable Dave Rixon in memorial ride first appeared on The Northern Daily Leader.

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