The families of five Samoan police officers who died in service have been presented with certificates of honour in appreciation of their service to the islands.
The Acting Police Commissioner Fauono Talalelei Tapu says the presentation was made at a ceremony to mark the second Police Remembrance Day in Samoa.
Fauono says four of the men died due to heart complications while working this year while another died in 2013.
He says their service is deeply appreciated by the government and people of Samoa.
Fauono says the force also took time to remember those serving overseas.
"We also remember our brothers serving in Sudan and in Solomon Islands and in Darfur. They are still there in good condition but we still remember them as they are away from home. They are also in good health and they are well looked after."
Samoa's acting Police Commissioner Fauono Talalelei Tapu