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29-May-2019
29-May-2019

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The Memorial commemorates police officers killed on duty, who were laid to rest in Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. 

31 names are engraved on the memorial honouring officers killed on duty and resting in the park from the Eastern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, Waverley and Rose Bay Local Area Commands — including four colonial officers.

The memorial consists of four large panels depicting a dedication to fallen police offers, individual plaques to fallen police officers who are buried in the cemetery, the police ode and a panel for National Police Remembrance Day. The panels are flanked on either side with a small memorial to the New South Wales Police Legacy and a panel for the official opening. 

Location

Address:12 Military Road, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Matraville, 2036
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.972321
Long: 151.227774
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 30th November, 2015
Front Inscription
Panel 1:
Dedicated to fallen police

Each year, 29 September holds a special significance for police throughout Australia. It is a day for police to pause and honour officers whose lives have been lost while performing their duties as a police officer. The important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances. 

National Police Remembrance Day was first held on 29 September 1989, as a result of a joint decision at the 1988 Australasia and South West Pacific Region Commissioners` Conference. 


Panel 2 : 
Lest we forget
[Names] 

Panel 3:
Police Ode

As the sun surely sets, dawn will see it arise 
For service above self deserves its own prize. 
You have fought the good fight; life`s race has been run
and peace, your reward, for eternity begun. 
And we that are left shall never forget.
Rest in peace, friend and colleague, for sun has now set.
We will remember, we will remember.
Hasten the dawn.

Panel 4: 
National Police Remembrance 
Day is observed on the feast
day for Saint Michael the 
Archangel, Patron Saint of 
Police. 
 
Left Side Inscription
NSW POLICE LEGACY
The NSW Police Force Is Australia`s Oldest And Largest Police Organisation And One Of The Biggest In The English Speaking World, Serving On Land, Sea And Air And Governing An Area Double The Combined Geographic Areas Of England, Scotland And Wales. The Police Family Extends Far And Wide And Encompasses Serving And Retired Police Officers As Well As Families, Wives, Husbands, Partners, Parents And Children. NSW Police Leagcy Was Established As An Association In 1987, Incorporated in 1991, And Has Subsequently Provided Assistance And Compassionate Support To The Widows, Widowers And Dependent Children Of Deceased Police So They Are Never Forgotten Or In Need. Legacy`s Purpose Is To Provide Professional And Compassionate Support To All Police Families Who Have Suffered Loss By Providing Meaningful Benefits, Services And Advocacy. Support Services Are Based On A Holistic And Tailored Approach To Family Need.  

John Chapter 15, "My Command Is This: Love Each Other As I Haved Loved You, Greater Love Has No One Than This: To Lay Down One`s Life For One`s Friends. This is My Command, Love Each Other." This Memorial Reminds Us Of Love And Cost Of Laying Down One`s Life In The Police Service. Since The Earliest Days In Our Nation`s History, When In 1789 Governor Arthur Phillip Established The First Civilian Police Force In Australia, Men And Women Have Risen To The Challenge That, On Occasions, Has Resulted In The Ultimate Sacrifice For The Spouses, Family, Partners, Friends And Children. We Remember And Will Always Remember That The Cost Of Service Is Sacrifice, Not Only For Those Who Die, But Also For The Spouses And Children Left Behind. 
Right Side Inscription
EASTERN SUBURBS MEMORIAL PARK 
POLICE MEMORIAL 

OFFICIALLY OPENED BY
ANDREW P SCIPIONE, APM
COMMISSIONER OF 
THE NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE

MONDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 2015

ANTHONY C. SIMPSON LLB.    GRAHAM BOYD
CHAIRMAN                               CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Eastern Suburbs 
Memorial Park 
Source: MA
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