BLISTERED, bloodied toes and bruised feet were nothing, Fairfield's top cop Superintendent Peter Lennon said.
Not when compared with the officers who had paid the ultimate price.
Like Constable David Rixon who died last year from gunshot wounds sustained during a routine traffic stop.
Nine Fairfield officers were among 150 police who completed a commemoration walk to Tamworth last Friday to mark the first anniversary of Constable Rixon's death.
The walk began on February 25 from Wyong police station. The Fairfield police officers joined the last leg of the 350km walk, leaving Wetherill Park police station on Thursday.
The officers drove five hours to Quirindi, then began their 80km walk on Friday morning.
"The walk is best summed up as humbling, sad, yet rewarding and inspiring," Superintendent Lennon said. "The overwhelming feeling as you walked was this was for all our fallen officers who had given so much more than what we were going through.
"The soreness and pain of feet or muscles was a very small price to pay compared to loss of life."
"It affects me because I send officers out every day and night. I ask them to put themselves into dangerous and risky situations," Superintendent Lennon said of an officer's death.
Fairfield police raised $1100 for the NSW Police Legacy and David Rixon Memorial Fund.