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The plaque commemorates 150 years of policing in Queensland and lists the names of all officers who served at the Nanango Police Station from 1864 - 2014. 

Police officers from throughout the South Burnett gathered in Nanango on Monday afternoon to honour former colleagues who have been killed in the line of duty. The annual ceremony, organised by Murgon Officer-in-Charge Acting Inspector Lance Guteridge, was hosted this year by the Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic parish.

Police officers were joined by colleagues from other emergency services, South Burnett councillors and members of the public for the commemoration.

As well as the 140 police officers who had lost their lives in Queensland over the past 150 years, the service also remembered police staff members and retired police who have died over the past 12 months. Seven serving Queensland police officers whose deaths over the past 12 months were non-work related were also named and honoured.

Today’s ceremony was held in conjunction with the sesquicentenary celebrations for the Queensland Police, which made it a special cause of celebration for Nanango police. Nanango is one of the oldest police stations in the State. Acting Inspector Lance Guteridge said there had been a continuous police presence in the town dating back to even before the formation of the Queensland Police. After the service, police moved to Taras Hall at Nanango RSL Club where a special plaque was unveiled which lists the names of all officers who have served at Nanango over the past 150 years.

National Police Remembrance Day is traditionally held on September 29, the Feast of St Michael the Archangel who fought evil in the form of a dragon.
Southburnett.com.au, 30 September 2014. 


Address:34 Henry Street, Nanango Police Station, Nanango, 4615
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.669871
Long: 152.001951
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 29th September, 2014
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                 Years of Policing
                   1864 - 2014
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au