In what may be the first service of its kind in Australia, a Redland school has honoured police men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Every year fallen police officers are recognised on September 29 for National Police Remembrance Day in services across the country.
On Tuesday, the Redlands Branch of the Queensland Retired Police Association partnered with Faith Lutheran College to hold a remembrance service at the school's senior and junior campuses in Thornlands and Victoria Point.
Association secretary Eddie Gallo said to his knowledge it was the first time a Police Remembrance Day service had been held at a school in Australia.
Mr Gallo said the service honoured those who served, with students, parents, staff and several serving police officers in attendance.
"Watching the students and seeing their obvious attention and respect for the day was a credit not only to the students, but Faith Lutheran College as a whole," Mr Gallo said.
"Perhaps the most moving part of the service at the school was watching the children laying their floral tributes most of which were made by themselves in their classrooms.
"It was such an emotional mark of respect that words cannot describe and a credit to them and their teachers."
Mr Gallo said the service would introduce the event to the wider community.
"We hope that the school-based services at Faith Lutheran College in the Redlands this year are a steppingstone towards more schools taking part in remembering the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve their communities as police officers," he said.
Faith Lutheran principal Shane Altman said the service would become an annual event in the last week of term three.
A non-denominational service for National Police Remembrance Day will be held on Wednesday September 29 at the Faith Lutheran College senior campus at 2pm.
It will be open to all members of the public and followed by an afternoon tea.