Wall to Wall Police ride honours fallen officers

The “Wall to Wall Ride” is a commemorative motorbike ride from Sydney to Canberra held annually to remember the sacrifices of fallen police officers.

The ride raises funds for those officers’ families and, in partnership with the Centre for Road Safety, is also aimed at promoting motorbike safety.

More than 1000 police participated in Saturday’s ride, which was the eighth such annual event.

Officers from Braidwood’s own Monaro Local Area Command (LAC) took part, as well as from the neighbouring Hume LAC, with a Goulburn stop.

The riders set off from The Domain in Sydney after a ceremony was held with NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Jenkins and NSW Minister for Police Troy Grant.

They made their way over the Harbour Bridge and up the Hume Highway.

On Sydney Road, on Goulburn’s outskirts, a contingent stopped to remember the late Constable Shelley Davis.

Constable Davis was killed while responding to a job on June 19, 2004.

All funds raised will go to NSW Police Legacy to then distribute.

Bunyan crash

Five people were hospitalised with serious injuries after two cars collided head-on north of Cooma on Saturday, September 16 about 1pm. 

The crash, attended by Monaro LAC officers and emergency services personnel, was on the Monaro Highway near Bunyan.

A Kia SUV and a Volvo station wagon collided.

The Volvo was carrying a mother and two teenagers from Nimmitabel.

The driver and passenger of the Kia were a brother and sister in their mid-80s from Canberra.