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...


Senior Constable
David Thomas Hill BARR
Year of Death:1990
Place of Death: Salisbury SA

David Barr died in the Lyell McEwin Hospital after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed him in the chest at the Salisbury...


Year of Death:1916
Place of Death: Killed in Action - Pozieres France (Queensland Police)

" Corporal Thomas Dedman A.I.F. number 2592 12th Australian Infantry Battalion. Killed in...


Mounted Constable
Charles Ballantyne McCULLAGH
Year of Death:1885
Place of Death: Tailem Bend SA

McCullagh tried to bring a runaway horse to a standstill after it had bolted down the main road at Tailem Bend...


Llewelyn John THOMAS
Year of Death:1969
Place of Death: Nicosia Limassol Road Cyprus (Commonwealth Police on secondment from South Australia Police)

Thomas died after the vehicle he was driving went...