As at National Police Remembrance Day 2016, sadly both the National Police Memorial and the Honour Roll contain the names of 764 Police Officers who have been killed on duty or died as a result of their duties.

National Police Memorial

In 2001, it was resolved to establish a National Police Memorial in Canberra.

The Memorial pays tribute to Australian Police Officers who have been killed on duty or have died as a result of their duties since the advent of policing in Australia and to recognise the unique nature of police service and the dangers that police face in their daily pursuits.

The $2.4million memorial was jointly funded by the Australian Government (through the Australian Federal Police), State and Territory Police Services and Police Federation of Australia.

The Memorial was completed and dedicated on 29 September 2006 (National Police Remembrance Day).

photographed by G.Primmer, AFP.

photographed by G.Primmer, AFP.

 

Following the dedication ceremony, a criteria for future inclusion of names on the National Police Memorial was agreed upon together with a National Police Memorial Co-ordination Committee.

On This Day...

CASEY

Special Constable
Mervyn George CASEY
Year of Death:1951
Place of Death: Fosters Gully SA

As Sparkes Casey and Kroemer tried to fight a bushfire near Waverley Ridge Upper Sturt they became trapped and died of...

KROEMER

Special Constable
Colin Roy KROEMER
Year of Death:1951
Place of Death: Fosters Gully SA

As Sparkes Casey and Kroemer tried to fight a bushfire near Waverley Ridge Upper Sturt they became trapped and died of...

LONG

Constable
Samuel William LONG
Year of Death:1903
Place of Death: Auburn NSW

"In the early hours of 19 January 1903 Theodore Trautwein the licensee of the Royal Hotel at Auburn was awakened by a loud noise...

SPARKES

Sergeant
Cecil William SPARKES
Year of Death:1951
Place of Death: Fosters Gully SA

As Sparkes Casey and Kroemer tried to fight a bushfire near Waverley Ridge Upper Sturt they became trapped and died of heat...

STEVENSON

Detective Inspector
Reginald Hugh STEVENSON
Year of Death:1980
Place of Death: Newtown NSW

On 9 December 1974 Detective Sergeant 1st Class Stevenson was shot in the chest after confronting an armed offender in...