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...


Year of Death:1864
Place of Death: Sydney NSW

"Constable Moffatt of the Murray Police Patrol died at the Sydney Infirmary from ''rheumatism caused by exposure'...



Edward Simpson STEPHEN
Year of Death:1967
Place of Death: Cardiff Heights NSW

"In the early hours of 8 October 1967 Constable Stephen was riding a Police solo motor cycle home at the completion...


Sergeant 2nd Class
Adam Boland SCHELL
Year of Death:1968
Place of Death: Bobbin Head NSW

``In the early hours of 8 October 1968 Sergeant Schell and Probationary Constable Dick Letchford attended Halvorsens...