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Police carry names of fallen NSW men

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016 By Rebekah Ison

The names of two fallen NSW police employees will be carried to the nation's capital, as more than 2000 people from around the country take part in the force's annual ride of remembrance.

The wives of police accountant Curtis Cheng and Sergeant Geoffrey Richardson will be asked to write down their husband's names so that they may be transported to the National Police Memorial in a special baton during the Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.

"This afternoon... we'll take those names out and we'll read them out and we will symbolically add them to the (police remembrance) wall," NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione said before the riders from around Australia left Sydney on Saturday.

"This is the giving of their husbands to the service that they were so engaged in."

Mr Cheng was shot down by 15-year-old Farhad Jabar out the front of headquarters in Parramatta, while Mr Richardson was killed in a crash as he went to an emergency in the Hunter Valley.

Mr Scipione, who spoke to Mr Cheng's wife and daughter on Saturday morning, said the fundraising event had grown in size and "spirit" over its seven years.

The baton in which the fallen men's names will be carried is usually kept in his office and only taken out for the ride, he said.

"It's very very special here today," he said.

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