In remembrance of the persuasive determination to protect the State and its citizens, the service, support and mutual trust, which reigned during the days of the war in June among Slovene population and their police; in remembrance of the organized and professional resistance against the aggressor on the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, and last but not least, in remembrance of the events of the year 1991, when policemen fought against the Yugoslav army at the Holmec border crossing, the Slovene police decided to choose the 27th of June as its memorial day.

It is undisputed that without the well-skilled what were formerly called militia units and the heroic individuals and units who in cooperation with territorial defence and various civil societies (fire fighters, rescue workers, etc.) effectively destroyed the destructive power of the federal army, we today would not live in a safe, free and internationally recognised country.

Members of interior bodies have from the beginning participated in the protection processes for liberating the Republic of Slovenia. The beginnings span back to the year 1989 when the police prevented the so-called Meeting of Truth and expansion of the "Yoghurt Revolution" on 1 December in Ljubljana. The end of the process signified the departure of the last adherent of the federal army from our territory on 26 October 1991.

Internal affairs authorities were thus among the first to counter the aggression of the Yugoslavian Peoples Army which through tanks desired to prevent the at that time utopian goal - an independent state. Six police officers fell in the line of duty, namely Stanislav Strašek, Robert Hvalc, Bojan Štumberger, Željko Ernoić, Franc Šoster and Marijan Dobelšek. Another 14 police officers were wounded in the protection and defence of the barricades, border crossings and clashes with the federal army.

Police Day is a holiday when the police and Slovenian public remember independence not the war which is entered in the history of the Slovenian people in capital letters.