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

Arthur John KOKKIN

YEAR OF DEATH

17 August 1985

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 6.25 p.m. Saturday 17 August 1985 Sergeant Kokkin was performing duty at Malvern. He was fatally injured when struck by a motor car as he crossed Glenferrie Road.

On this day

Constable

Maxwell Clifford GILBERT

YEAR OF DEATH

17 August 1948

JURISDICTION

Northern Territory

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Gilbert joined the Northern Territory Police on 22 September 1947 and served in Tennant Creek and Darwin. He was travelling to Wauchope from Tennant Creek on a prisoner escort to Alice Springs when the vehicle he was driving overturned just north of Wauchope killing him. He is buried in the Tennant Creek cemetery.

On this day

Constable

William CAMPBELL

YEAR OF DEATH

17 August 1860

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 6 p.m. Friday 17 August 1860 Constable Campbell was performing patrol duties along Morses Creek Road. Witnesses stated they saw him riding ‘as fast as the horse could go’. He was apparently unable to control his mount and some 150 yards further on he fell and was fatally injured.

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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