The spirit of the NSW Police Force is exemplified in the sacrifices of the men and women who have laid down their lives in the performance of their duties.

Honour Roll

The Honour Roll commemorates those members of the New South Wales Police Force who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duty.

This official NSW Police Honour Roll records the name, rank, date and a precis of each death which has been accepted as duty-related by the various Commissioners (and Inspectors General) of Police of the day.

Also included on the Honour Roll is the first recorded death on duty of a serving member of any Australian Police jurisdiction.

Unfortunately due to the nature of policing, this Honour Roll will never be complete.

May they rest in peace - lest we forget.

The first recorded death in Australia of a serving Police member

26 Aug 1803Const Joseph Luker - assaulted and stabbed by offenders (Sydney Foot Police)

1862 NSW Police Force (created by the amalgamation of existing Police Forces)

16 Jun 1862Const William Havilland - accidentally shot whilst on a gold escort
23 Feb 1863Sen Const John Foy - drowned by floodwaters during an evacuation
25 Feb 1863Const Jeremiah O'Horrigan - drowned crossing a flooded river
2 Mar 1863Const Thomas Cavanagh - drowned (unknown circumstances)
13 Jul 1863Const Michael Farralley - drowned crossing a creek
3 Sep 1863Const Michael Quinlivan - drowned crossing a river after a pursuit
19 Oct 1863Const Henry Rucker - drowned crossing a creek during a search
22 Jan 1864Sgt Robert Robinson - accidentally shot after disarming an offender
8 Apr 1864Const Michael Kinsella - drowned crossing a creek
8 May 1864Sen Const James Johnston - thrown from horse
24 Jun 1864Sgt David Maginnity - shot by bushranger Morgan
29 Sep 1864Sen Sgt Thomas Smyth - shot by bushranger Morgan
8 Oct 1864Const James Moffat - illness occasioned by duties
16 Nov 1864Sgt Edmund Parry - shot by bushranger Gilbert
26 Jan 1865Const Samuel Nelson - shot by bushranger Dunn
3 Feb 1865Sen Const John Ward - shot by bushranger Sam Poo
13 Apr 1865Sen Const John Herbert - accidentally shot during a stake-out
29 May 1865Sgt John Walsh - thrown from horse
9 Apr 1866Const Miles O'Grady - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
14 Apr 1866Const William Raymond - shot by an escaping prisoner
9 Jan 1867Sp Const John Carroll - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
9 Jan 1867Sp Const Patrick Kennagh - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
9 Jan 1867Sp Const Eneas McDonnell - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
9 Jan 1867Sp Const John Phegan - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
24 Jan 1867Const William Effe - accidentally shot whilst on a gold escort
30 Apr 1867Const Thomas Madden - accidentally shot during a prisoner escape
7 Apr 1868Const Hugh Campbell - thrown from horse during a search
1 Nov 1868Sen Const John McCabe - shot by bushranger Rutherford
8 May 1869Const Thomas Byrne - drowned in a flooded river during evacuation
1 May 1872Sen Sgt Andrew Sutherland - shot by unknown offenders
11 Sep 1877Const George Armytage - shot whilst attempting to effect arrest
11 Sep 1877Const Michael Costigan - shot whilst attempting to effect arrest
20 Sep 1878Sen Sgt Thomas Wallings - shot by bushranger Smith
23 Nov 1879Sen Const Edward Webb-Bowen - shot by bushranger Nesbitt
2 July 1881Pro Const James Hawkins - Horse and Cart Accident
8 December 1881Pro Const William Norman St John Maule - Fall from a horse whilst on patrol
12 Mar 1885Const 1/C John Mitchell - shot by an escaping prisoner
13 Aug 1885Const 1/C William Hird - struck with an axe during an affray
4 September 1886Pro Const Thomas Lyons Hackett - Fall from a horse whilst on patrol
3 Jun 1889Const David Sutherland - shot by an offender
11 Jan 1890Sgt James Beatty - stabbed by an offender
31 May 1891Pro Const Michael Thomas de Corsey O'Brien - Killed by a runaway horse
4 Oct 1897Sen Const Henry Murrow - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest
20 March 1898Const Francis William Grundy - Fall from a horse whilst on patrol
21 April 1900Prob Const Frank Evans - Injuries occasioned by duties
25 Dec 1900Sen Const James Murdoch - illness whilst fighting bushfires
2 Jan 1901Insp James Bremner - struck by a bolting military horse
22 February 1902Const Joseph William Gilholm - Fall from a horse whilst on patrol
19 Jul 1902Const 1/C Denis Guilfoyle - shot whilst effecting an arrest
19 Jan 1903Const Samuel Long - shot whilst effecting an arrest
8 Mar 1905Const 1/C William Justin - horse riding accident whilst on patrol
11 Feb 1906Const 1/C John Wallace - shot by an offender
11 Oct 1908Pro Const William Adie - thrown from horse whilst on patrol
19 Apr 1910Sen Const Thomas Smith - thrown from horse whilst on patrol
26 Dec 1911Sgt 2/C James MacDonnell - shot whilst effecting an arrest
2 May 1913Sgt 2/C Edwin Hickey - shot whilst effecting an arrest
2 Mar 1916Sgt 1/C William Bowen - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest
26 Sep 1916Const George Duncan - shot by two offenders at Police Station
11 Dec 1917Sgt 2/C Ramsay Dobbie - injured whilst effecting an arrest
19 Oct 1918Det Sgt 2/C William Robertson - thrown from horse whilst on patrol
6 Nov 1919Const 1/C Joseph Hush - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
17 Dec 1920Const 1/C Frederick Mitchell - shot by an offender
21 Jan 1921Const Frederick Wolgast - shot by an offender
12 January 1922Const John Donovan - Struck by lightning
1 Jan 1923Const Frank McGrath - fall from motor vehicle on prisoner escort
9 Mar 1924Const James Flynn - shot by an escaping prisoner
28 Aug 1926Sgt 2/C Edgar Williams - motor vehicle accident returning from court
27 May 1927Const Owen Bell - struck by a motor vehicle whilst on patrol
17 Feb 1928Const Laurence Alpen - drowned in a flooded creek
3 Jan 1931Const Norman Allen - shot whilst effecting an arrest
3 Jan 1931Const Ernest Andrews - shot and stabbed by an offender
25 Mar 1931Sgt 3/C George Whiteley - struck by an object at a fire scene
19 Apr 1931Sgt 3/C Patrick Carmody - injuries received in 1926 search
6 October 1931 Const Trevelyn Cuthbert Nowland - Drowned whilst on duty
5 Aug 1932Const Joseph McCunn - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
5 Aug 1932Const Clifford Bush - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
9 Apr 1933Const 1/C George Stephenson - struck by motor-cycle on patrol
2 Apr 1937Const George Boore - motor-cycle accident whilst in pursuit
3 Dec 1938Const 1/C Frederick McLaughlan - injuries received in 1922 affray
2 Feb 1939Const 1/C Harold Sturgiss - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
27 Feb 1939Const Lionel Guise - shot whilst effecting an arrest
28 Feb 1939Const Nicholas Smith - motor-cycle accident at a vehicle stop
28 Feb 1939Const Alistair Osgood - motor-cycle accident at a vehicle stop
6 Jun 1939Det Sgt 3/C Cornelius Carroll - struck by motor vehicle on patrol
25 Apr 1940Det Const 1/C John Dunn - shot whilst effecting an arrest
3 Jun 1940Const William Webb - injuries from 1923 motor-cycle accident
27 Sep 1940Const 1/C Duncan Murphy - injuries received in 1938 arrest
22 Aug 1941Const Henry Lees - horse riding accident whilst on patrol
9 Nov 1942Const 1/C John Marsh - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
31 Jul 1943Const George Matthews - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest
12 Jan 1945Sgt 3/C Eric Bailey - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the George Cross)
23 Jun 1945Const 1/C Alfred Henwood - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
12 Jul 1945Sgt 1/C Allan Eisenhuth - collapsed after effecting an arrest
13 Sep 1945Sgt 3/C Lawrence Newell - collapsed whilst effecting an arrest
20 Jul 1946Const 1/C Reginald Williams - illness following 1943 incident
11 Aug 1946Det Const 1/C Victor Ahearn - shot by escaping prisoners
19 Sep 1946Sgt 3/C Noel Porter - disease contracted whilst recovering a body
7 Feb 1947Const Clement Bloomfield - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
1 May 1947Const 1/C John Malone - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort
25 Oct 1947Const Lawrence McNeil - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
19 Nov 1948Sgt 3/C Edwin Pratt - struck by a motor vehicle whilst on point duty
5 Feb 1949Const Allen Patch - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
25 Jun 1949Const 1/C Raymond Morely - injuries received in 1947 arrest
1 Sep 1951Sgt 1/C William Smith - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest
6 Dec 1951Sen Const Frank Mills - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
1 Jun 1953Const Garnet Mortley - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort
11 Aug 1953Const Evan Williams - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
26 Nov 1953Const Frederick Martin - motor vehicle accident returning from court
20 May 1954Const Reginald Sutherland - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
2 Jun 1954Const Cecil Sewell - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
21 Oct 1954Const Edward Dilks - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
26 Feb 1955Const Bernard Orrock - electrocuted during flood rescue duties (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
29 Apr 1956Sgt 2/C Cecil Ellis - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest
22 Aug 1956Sgt 3/C Allen Nash - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
15 Mar 1957Det Sen Const Alexander Strachan - illness from 1953 investigation
16 May 1957Const 1/C Trevor Dodds - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
21 May 1957Sen Const James Gregory - collapse following a body recovery
30 Jul 1957Const 1/C Kenneth Coussens - private residence bombed (his wife and baby child were also killed in the explosion)
28 Aug 1957Const Jack Harman - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
15 Sep 1957Const 1/C Neville Jury - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
23 Apr 1958Const John Graham - injuries from 1948 motor-cycle accident
26 Apr 1958Const 1/C Athol Johnson - stabbed whilst effecting an arrest
24 May 1958Const 1/C Stanley McInerney - collapsed after effecting an arrest
14 Nov 1958Const Brian Boaden - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
23 Dec 1958Const William Lord - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
31 Jul 1959Const James Clifton - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
11 Sep 1959Sgt 2/C Raymond McLean - collapsed after restraining a prisoner
2 Oct 1960Const William Green - motor-cycle accident whilst on urgent duty
13 Oct 1960Sen Const Clarence Pirie - shot whilst effecting an arrest
20 Jan 1961Const Frances Burke - drowned whilst attempting a rescue at sea
15 Apr 1961Const Ronald Sommerville - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
2 Sep 1961Const 1/C Douglas Harries - struck by a motor vehicle on point duty
14 Oct 1961Const 1/C Graham Ponter - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
14 Oct 1961Const James Kinnane - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
18 Apr 1962Const Eric Oliff - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort duties
21 Oct 1962Const Peter Hardacre - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
5 Jun 1963Const David Murray - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
7 Sep 1963Const Colin Robb - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
20 Dec 1963Sgt 3/C Cyril Howe - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
11 May 1964Const Allan Shaw - motor vehicle accident whilst on urgent duty
21 Apr 1965Sen Const Oswald Watts - injuries from 1955 motor vehicle accident
8 Jul 1966Sgt 2/C William McKie - injuries sustained in 1964 arrest
5 Oct 1966Const Peter Mahon - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
6 Nov 1966Const Colin Hollingsworth - motor vehicle accident en route home
27 Dec 1966Pro Const Geoffrey Daley - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
23 Mar 1967Const 1/C Paul Bains - collapsed after effecting an arrest
12 May 1967Const Colin Roy - motor-cycle accident en route home
8 Oct 1967Const Edward Stephen - motor-cycle accident en route home
8 Oct 1968Sgt 2/C Adam Schell - shot whilst effecting an arrest
30 Oct 1968Pro Const Warren Burns - motor-cycle accident whilst training
19 Mar 1969Const Raymond Paff - injuries from 1953 motor vehicle accident
15 Apr 1969Const 1/C Robert Turnbull - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
21 Dec 1969Const David Reiher - motor-cycle accident during a vehicle stop
9 Feb 1970Const 1/C Warren Sargent - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
25 Apr 1970Sgt 3/C Ronald McGowan - motor vehicle accident en route home
2 Oct 1970Det Const 1/C Denis Ware - accidentally shot during a stake-out
13 Aug 1971Sen Const William King - shot by an offender at Police Residence
29 Aug 1971Const 1/C Patrick Hackett - motor vehicle accident UN duty Cyprus
30 Sep 1971Sgt 1/C William Riley - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
30 Sep 1971Sgt 3/C Maurice McDiarmid - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
23 Jan 1972Const Joseph Gibb - accidentally shot whilst effecting an arrest
27 Feb 1972Det Sgt 2/C John McEntee - disease occasioned by duties
12 Nov 1972Sen Const Neville Parker - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
24 Mar 1973Const Robert Thomson - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
15 Apr 1973Const Clifford Wadwell - motor-cycle accident en route home
12 May 1973Sgt 2/C John Gill - collapse en route to duty
22 Sep 1973Const 1/C Christopher McIntosh - motor-cycle accident on patrol
16 Feb 1974Const 1/C Robert Dominish - motor vehicle accident en route home
24 May 1974Const James Martin - struck by a motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
13 Jul 1974Det Sgt 3/C Dallis Kemp - collapse whilst undergoing training
14 Aug 1974Const Edward Devine - motor-cycle accident whilst on urgent duty
12 Nov 1974Const 1/C Class Ian Ward - landmine explosion UN duty Cyprus
22 Mar 1975Sgt 3/C Robert Lynch - motor-cycle accident en route home
7 Jul 1975Det Sgt 1/C Stephen Powell - collapse whilst undergoing training
2 Dec 1976Const Terry Moncur - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
30 Apr 1977Sen Const Douglas Eaton - shot by offenders (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
3 May 1977Sen Const Alan Thompson - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
3 May 1977Sen Const Raymond Scorer - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
15 Oct 1977Sen Const Lindsay Gilfeather - motor vehicle accident on patrol
22 Feb 1978Const 1/C Paul Burmistriw - bomb explosion at CHOGM Sydney
23 Jun 1978Det Sgt 3/C John Walton - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
10 Jan 1979Const Gordon Patrech - motor vehicle accident en route home
11 Mar 1979Sgt 1/C John Colbert - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
19 Jan 1980Det Sgt 1/C Reginald Stevenson - injuries sustained when shot by an offender in 1974 (awarded Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct)
2 Feb 1980Const 1/C Kevin Coulson - injuries from 1960 motor-cycle accident
5 May 1980Sen Const Ronald Burley - motor-cycle accident en route home
24 Nov 1980Sgt 3/C Keith Haydon - shot by an offender
13 May 1981Sgt 3/C Lindsay Spence - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
4 Mar 1982Const 1/C Mark Kohutek - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
17 Nov 1983Sen Const John Hutchins - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
26 Dec 1983Pro Const Wayne Lee - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
20 Feb 1984Sgt 1/C Rhoderic Lindsay - injuries undertaking a rescue at sea
4 Apr 1984Const Pashalis Katsivelas - shot by an escaping prisoner
3 Jan 1985Const 1/C Wayne Rixon - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
25 Jul 1985Det Const Steven Tier - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
12 Sep 1985Sgt Ralph Lloyd - illness occasioned by duties
30 Mar 1986Sgt 3/C Paul Quinn - shot by an offender following a pursuit
22 Apr 1986Det Sgt 3/C Jillian Hawkes - injuries sustained during 1977 arrest
17 Jul 1986Sgt 3/C Harold Evans - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
1 Sep 1986Sgt 3/C Ross Jennings - collapse whilst undertaking fatigue duties
10 Sep 1986Sen Const Warren James - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
23 Jan 1987Const Mark Postma - collapse following completion of duty
17 Apr 1987Pro Const Dana Heffernan - motor vehicle accident en route to duty
7 May 1987Sgt 2/C Stewart Cook - motor vehicle accident en route home
3 Jun 1987Pro Const Andrew Dixon - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
21 Jun 1987Sen Const Gregory Earle - motor-cycle accident on urgent duty
20 Oct 1987Pro Const Themelis Macarounas - motor vehicle accident in pursuit
25 Dec 1987Sen Const Ronald Roe - illness occasioned by duties
16 Mar 1988Const 1/C Craig Zucchetti - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
17 Mar 1988Const 1/C Mark Burns - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
8 May 1988Const Kurt Schetor - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
24 Aug 1988Const 1/C Peter Carter - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
29 Aug 1988Const Gregory Ashworth - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty
25 Oct 1988Const Brett Sinclair - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
30 Nov 1988Pro Const Sharon Wilson - accidentally shot at Police Station
2 Jan 1989Det Sen Const Risto Baltoski - motor vehicle accident on patrol
17 Mar 1989Const 1/C John Ward - motor-cycle accident en route home
23 Mar 1989Const 1/C Andrew Murray - drowned attempting a rescue at sea (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
27 Apr 1989Const John Burgess - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty
5 May 1989Const Allan McQueen - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Star of Courage)
13 Jun 1989Const 1/C Peter Figtree - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
14 Jun 1989Sen Const Glenn Rampling - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
29 Oct 1989Sgt Paul Kilkeary - injuries occasioned from undergoing training

1990 - NSW Police Service (change of name from NSW Police Force)

13 Jan 1990Sen Const Grant Eastes - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
11 Mar 1990Sgt Warren Hobson - injuries arising from 1989 accident
11 Jul 1990Const Kenneth Short - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty
14 Aug 1990Det Const 1/C David Oakley - injuries sustained in 1988 arrest
7 Dec 1990Sen Const Peter Tickle - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
29 May 1991Det Sgt Leonard Dean - illness occasioned by duties
28 Sep 1991Det Sgt Richard Whittaker - illness occasioned by duties
31 Oct 1991Det Const 1/C Bradley McNamara - collapse undergoing training
30 Nov 1992Const 1/C Juan Hernandez - accidentally shot whilst instructing
22 May 1993Sgt John Proops - collapse whilst effecting an arrest
15 Aug 1994Sen Const Dallas Tidyman - motor-cycle accident whilst instructing
17 Mar 1995Det Sen Const Jack Nugter - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
30 May 1995Insp Paul Daley - collapse undergoing training
8 Jun 1995Sen Sgt Wayne George - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
15 Jun 1995Sen Const Peter McGrath - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
9 Jul 1995Sen Const Peter Addison - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
9 Jul 1995Sen Const Robert Spears - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
14 November 1996Sen Const Scott Andrew Nicholson (Retired) - Death from Suicide resulting from their duties
18 Apr 1997Const David Carty - stabbed during an affray
28 Feb 1998Const Peter Forsyth - stabbed whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
10 Jun 1998Sen Const Ronald McGown - illness occasioned by duties
13 Jul 1998Sen Sgt Raymond Smith - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
7 Jan 2000Const Matthew Potter - shot at Police Station
14 Jan 2001Sen Const James Affleck - struck by motor vehicle whilst deploying road spikes (posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)

2002 - NSW Police (change of name from NSW Police Service)

1 Feb 2002SPO Robert Brotherson - motor vehicle accident on patrol
3 Apr 2002Const Glenn McEnallay - shot by an offender following a pursuit (posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)
13 Apr 2002Sen Const Christopher Thornton - motor vehicle accident in pursuit
3 Feb 2003Const Kylie Smith - motor vehicle accident en route to duty
15 Sep 2003Det Sgt Mark Speechley - collapse whilst on duty
14 Nov 2003Det Insp Andrew Day - illness occasioned by duties
19 Jun 2004Const Shelley Davis - motor vehicle accident on patrol
4 Apr 2005Const Graeme Lees - motor vehicle accident en route to duty
14 Jun 2006Policing Student Steven Roser - collapse undergoing training
28 Sep 2006Sgt Colin McKenzie - collapse whilst on duty in ACT
11 Nov 2006Sen Const Gordon Wilson - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
15 Nov 2006Sen Sgt Loreto Finucci - collapse whilst on duty in ACT
27 March 2009Const Morgan James Hill - Death from Suicide resulting from their duties
9 Sept 2010Det Const William Arthur George Crews - shot during the execution of a search warrant in Bankstown NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award).
2 Mar 2012Sen Const David James Rixon - shot whilst conducting a traffic stop in Tamworth NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award).
6 Dec 2012Det Insp Bryson Charles Anderson - stabbed at a siege in Oakville NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)
20 December 2012Sgt Glenn Howard Stirton - Death from Suicide resulting from their duties (awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)
3 July 2013 Sgt Gabrielle Patricia McDonald - Death from Suicide resulting from their duties
16 July 2013Sgt Thomas Patrick Galvin (Retired) - Death from Suicide resulting from their duties
16 December 2013Det Sgt Ashley Newton Bryant (Retired) - Death from Suicide resulting from their duties
2 Oct 2015Mr Curtis Cheng - shot and killed outside Police Headquarters.
5 Mar 2016Sergeant Geoffrey Graham Richardson - motor vehicle accident on patrol

Service Memorial

The NSW Police Force has officially unveiled a new memorial at the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills, to honour colleagues, both sworn and unsworn, across NSW.

NSW Police Force Commissioner Andrew Scipione was joined by NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police, Troy Grant, local police, families, friends and colleagues for a the formal dedication of the NSW Police Service Memorial on Sunday 27 September 2015, which was led by Police Chaplain, Father Paul O’Donoghue.

The memorial honours NSW police employees, both sworn and unsworn, who have died while serving or were unable to continue work because of an injury or illness, and have subsequently passed away as a result.

Each individual commemorated on the wall has been recognised for their contribution to the NSW Police Force and dedicated service to the community.

The names of police officers and unsworn members, who have died while serving or were unable to continue work because of an injury or illness since 2006, are inscribed on the memorial.

The date was selected, for the initial inscriptions, as a tribute to the National Police Memorial, which opened in Canberra on 29 September 2006.

However, the names of those who have passed away prior to 2006, will be considered by way of an application to a standing committee with representatives from relevant stakeholders.

A number of organisations have worked in partnership with NSW Police Force during the planning and construction of the memorial, including representatives of NSW Police Legacy, Police Association of NSW, Public Service Association of NSW and Retired Police Association of NSW.

Earlier this year, a design competition was run across the NSW Police Force and wider policing family incorporating partner organisations, which led to a final collaborative design based on four submissions.

Special thanks to the design entrants, Amanda Duncan, Superintendent Darryl Tuck, Inspector Cath Cole and Constable Brody Mulry for their contribution to the project, as well as Gray Puksand Architects, who’ve donated their time to bring the design concepts into reality.

NSW Police Force Service Memorial Guidelines

Plaque Placement Map (PDF)

Service Memorial photo

Police Remembrance Day

Each year, the 29th September holds a special significance for Police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. It is a day for police to pause to honour officers whose lives have been cut short while performing their duty as a police officer. This important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.

Please see list of 2017 National Police Remembrance Day Services (PDF) - NSW only