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26-November-2012 (Graeme Saunders)
26-November-2012 (Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / John Huth

The garden commemorates Victoria Police members who have been killed on duty while stationed at the Benalla Police Station.


Address:19 Bridge Street West, Benalla Police Station, Benalla, 3672
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.555495
Long: 145.975424
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th September, 2008
Front Inscription

The Benalla Police Memorial Garden was officially opened by the Honourable Bob Cameron MP and Assistant Commissioner Robert J Hastings APM on the 25th September 2008.

This community garden commemorates the lives of Victoria Police members killed on duty whilst stationed at the Benalla Police Station

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :

In memory of Michael Scanlan
Constable 2118

Feloniously slain on the 25th October, 1878.  He was ambushed and murdered by members of the Kelly gang at Stringybark Creek.  Also murdered were Sergeant Kennedy and Constable Lonigan.

Plaque :

In memory of mounted trooper Olaf Hoyem

Who died on the 10th of August 1895, from injuries received when falling off his horse whilst on patrol duty.

Plaque :

In memory of Inspector Alan Dickens

Who died on the 5th of August 1989, from injuries received in a motor vehicle collision whilst on patrol duty.

Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

In memory of Simon De Winne
Senior Constable 27590
4BN 619

Tragically killed on duty in a motor vehicle accident on the 26th of December, 1998, whilst performing traffic duties on the Midland Highway, Yin Barun.

Plaque  :

In memory of Rennie Page
Senior Constable 30621
4BN 616 

Tragically killed on duty in a motor vehicle accident on the 26th of April, 2005, whilst performing traffic duties on the Hume Freeway, Benalla.

Plaque :

In memory of Brendan Paul Lynch 
Acting Sergeant 23516

Benalla Highway Patrol

Tragically killed on 31st March, 2013 on the Hume Freeway at Beveridge whilst cycling.
An esteemed and well respected Police Officer who served the Benalla community for 28 years.

Source: MA
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