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

Horace Maxwell CAREY

YEAR OF DEATH

17 May 1959

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 8 p.m. Saturday 16 May 1959 Constable Carey was driving a motor cycle outfit along Mercer Street Geelong when he collided with a taxi. The outfit overturned and Carey was thrown to the roadway receiving fatal head and internal injuries. He died in Geelong Hospital the following day.

On this day

Constable

Charles Marcus REEVE

YEAR OF DEATH

17 May 1954

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 6 p.m. Monday 17 May 1954, Constable Reeve was riding a police motor cycle east in Toorak Road, Toorak. He was involved in a collision with a motor car making a right hand turn into St. Georges Road and received fatal injuries.

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Affiliated events

Remembering mates. Saturday 18 September 2021*

* Subject to planning through Covid 19 times

Please check with your state/territory police organisation for local service information – Services to be held on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.

National Police Memorial Australia

  • 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. View in Google maps