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). 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..
Sergeant 3rd Class
25 March 1931
Jurisdiction: New South Wales
Details of Death:
About 4am on 25 March 1931 Sergeant Whiteley attended a fire at the Momalong Hotel Berrigan. During the fire a gas cylinder exploded and a piece of flying metal struck the Sergeant in the face killing him instantly. The Sergeant was born in 1886 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 15 March 1910. At the time of his death he was stationed at Berrigan.
The National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Aspen Island and the National Carrillion. You can access the Memorial either from the city-bound lanes of Kings Avenue Bridge or by passing under Parkes Way on Wendouree Drive, off Constitution Avenue. Click on the map for a more detailed view.