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...

MALONE

Constable 1st Class
John Hawkes MALONE
Year of Death:1947
Place of Death: Medlow Bath NSW

About 11.15am, 1 May 1947, Constable Malone was one of two Police Public Safety Bureau motor cyclists returning to...

McCOSH

Constable 1st Class
Les G McCOSH
Year of Death:1968
Place of Death: Rocklea Brisbane QLD

Circumstances Unkown

SUTHERLAND

Senior Sergeant
Andrew SUTHERLAND
Year of Death:1872
Place of Death: Binne Creek NSW

"On 1 May 1872 the Sergeant was returning to Cowra from Bathurst Court. En route he was told that two offenders wanted...