National Police Remembrance Day to honour fallen officers

ACT Policing will join with police across the country to commemorate fallen police officers during National Police Remembrance Day on Tuesday 29 September.

National Police Remembrance Day will be marked by memorial services across Australia and the South West Pacific Region.

ACT Policing Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers said the event marks a day of commemoration for police, the public and the family and friends of fallen police.

“It is a day when we gather to remember, reflect and honour those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty,” Assistant Commissioner Lammers said.

“We remember our past fallen colleagues, whose names are on the wall of remembrance, for the commitment and sacrifice they made. We support also our colleagues in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary who have lost five officers in the last year.”

“We are fortunate in Australia that no police officers have died in the line of duty over the past 12 months.”

This year marks the ninth anniversary of the National Police Memorial, completed in 2006, which honours all Australian police killed on duty since 1803. The National Police Memorial currently carries the names of 757 police officers. Of those names, four are of officers who died while serving the ACT community.

In the Canberra region, National Police Remembrance Day will begin with the Monaro LAC and ACT Policing Dawn Service, hosted by ACT Policing and NSW Police at the Queanbeyan Police Station at 5.30am. The day will conclude with a National Evening Service held at the National Police Memorial, Wendouree Drive, Kings Park, ACT, at 4.30pm. Members of the public are invited to join ACT Policing in commemorating fallen police at both the Monaro LAC and ACT Policing Dawn Service and National Evening Service.

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