As at National Police Remembrance Day 2016, sadly both the National Police Memorial and the Honour Roll contain the names of 764 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 Ralph MARTIN
Year of Death:1974
Place of Death: Forestville NSW

"On the night of the 24 May 1974 Constable Martin was riding a Police Special Traffic Patrol solo motor cycle in Warringah...


Constable 1st Class
Stanley Peter McINERNEY
Year of Death:1958
Place of Death: Police Station Bombala NSW

"About 10pm on the 24 May 1958 Constable McInerney the lockup keeper at Bombala was asleep at his...


Mark Matthew PEARCE
Year of Death:1979
Place of Death: Patrick Street Hobart TAS

"``Constable Pearce was a police motorcyclist stationed at Hobart. He was critically injured on Sunday 20 May...