As at National Police Remembrance Day 2014, sadly both the National Police Memorial and the Honour Roll contain the names of 757 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...

O'CONNELL

Constable
Joseph O'CONNELL
Year of Death:1887
Place of Death: Fremantle WA

Shot in Fremantle whilst trying to arrest Thomas HUGHES on 17th of April 1887. He passed away a few days later. He was 19 years...

TAYLOR

Constable
Angela Rose TAYLOR
Year of Death:1986
Place of Death: Russell Street Police Complex Melbourne VIC

Shortly after 1.00 pm Thursday 27 March 1986 a massive explosion occurred near the southern entrance...