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...


James Thomas CLIFTON
Year of Death:1959
Place of Death: Parramatta NSW

"On 31 July 1959 Constable Clifton rode his Police motor cycle outfit from his home to the Parramatta Police Station where...


Year of Death:1876
Place of Death: Near Donald VIC

Constable Herlihy died at Buninyong Station on the afternoon of 31 July 1876. He had been riding his horse on patrol some three or...


George William MATTHEWS
Year of Death:1943
Place of Death: Sydney NSW

"Shortly after 6pm on 16 May 1943 Constables Matthews and Emslie were on duty in Campbell Street Sydney. They intervened in...