National Police Remembrance Day: 29 September

National Police Remembrance Day is a time for members of Victoria Police and the community to honour the dedicated men and women who have died serving their community.

Services are held across the State and at the Victoria Police Memorial in Kings Domain Gardens, St Kilda Road, Melbourne.   The memorial was opened in 2002 and stands as a dedication and constant reminder of the service provided by those brave men and women who have been killed in the line of duty.   The memorial is a tribute to the 157 police who have had their lives brought to a tragic and abrupt end and serves as a reminder of the sacrifice each have made to provide a safe and secure community.

Each year Victoria Police Legacy is invited by Victoria Police to lay a wreath during the service.   Over recent years a legatee(s) has also been invited to lay the wreath with one of our board members in recognition of the people left behind when a loved one dies whilst serving the community.

National Police Remembrance Day is held each year on the 29th September, which is the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel, Patron Saint of policing.

National Police Remembrance Day services are also held in all States/Territories including at the National Police Memorial which was completed and dedicated on the 29th September, 2006, and 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 National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Aspen Island and the National Carrillion.

For more information in relation to the National Police Memorial see http://www.npm.org.au.