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...

CLARKE

Constable
William Thomas CLARKE
Year of Death:1887
Place of Death: BALLARAT VICTORIA

On an unknown date in 1887 Constable Clarke arrested a man for being drunk in Humffray Street Ballarat. He was conveying...

HEWITT

Constable
Walter Richard HEWITT
Year of Death:1981
Place of Death: Caulfield VIC

About 6.15 a.m. Friday 27 November 1981 Constables Moynihan and Hewitt were performing patrol duties in the central business...

MOYNIHAN

Constable
Shaun Gerard MOYNIHAN
Year of Death:1981
Place of Death: Caulfield VIC

About 6.15 a.m. Friday 27 November 1981 Constables Moynihan and Hewitt were performing patrol duties in the central business...

PEARSON

Senior Constable
Jamie L PEARSON
Year of Death:2004
Place of Death: Capel WA

PEARSON was killed on duty when the police car he was driving collided with another vehicle on the Bussell Highway, near Capel. His...