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

Constable

James OGILVIE

YEAR OF DEATH

08 December 1911

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Friday 8 December 1911 a group of Camperdown residents took members of the Police Band to Lake Elingamite for a picnic in appreciation for the band members performance at a local carnival the day before. Amongst those bandsmen who attended were Constables Riddle and Ogilvie. Their transport to and from the lake was provided in Mr. Manifold’s Rolls Royce motor car. On the return trip one of the cars front wheels collapsed causing the vehicle to overturn. Riddle and Ogilvie were both admitted to a local hospital suffering serious injuries and both died within days as a result of other conditions supervening on those injuries.

On this day

Constable

Harold RIDDLE

YEAR OF DEATH

08 December 1911

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Friday 8 December 1911 a group of Camperdown residents took members of the Police Band to Lake Elingamite for a picnic in appreciation for the band members performance at a local carnival the day before. Amongst those bandsmen who attended were Constables Riddle and Ogilvie. Their transport to and from the lake was provided in Mr. Manifold’s Rolls Royce motor car. On the return trip one of the cars front wheels collapsed causing the vehicle to overturn. Riddle and Ogilvie were both admitted to a local hospital suffering serious injuries and both died within days as a result of other conditions supervening on those injuries.

On this day

Probationary Constable

William Norman St John MAULE

YEAR OF DEATH

08 December 1881

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 8 December, 1881, Probationary Constable Maule was performing duties on horseback outside of Goulburn. He lost control of his horse, causing him to fall from the horse sustaining serious head injuries.He died of injuries sustained in the incident.

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Affiliated events

Remembering mates – Wall to Wall Ride is held in September each year.  Click here for more information.

Please check with your state/territory police organisation for local service information – Services to be held on 29 September or click here for more information.

National Police Memorial Australia

  • The National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Queen Elizabeth II Island and the National Carrillion. View in Google maps