Queensland Police Memorial
The dedication of the Queensland Police Memorial
The Queensland Police Memorial
The Queensland Police Memorial at night
The Touchstone of Gregory James Olive
On Saturday, 24 November 2018 the new Queensland Police Memorial in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens was dedicated. The memorial recognises the unique nature of police service and the dangers that police face in their daily pursuits serving their communities. This is a special place dedicated to the memory of fallen police officers. Each of the members listed on the memorial died while on duty. Records date back to 1859.
About the Memorial
The Queensland Police Memorial was commissioned in 2017 and it recognises the ultimate sacrifice paid by police officers and gathers inspiration from various avenues of policing. The archways for each monument represent the police ribbon in honour of fallen officers.
There are ten pillars to support the five monuments. Each pillar represents a rank within the Queensland Police Service, from Constable to Commissioner. The layout of the pillars in relation to a light source creates a chequered shadow effect, representing the police service’s iconic blue and white chequered band. The pathway connecting the pillars emphasise that ‘no officer or affected family will stand alone”.
The members’ plaques have been placed randomly on the memorial – each officer honoured here paid the ultimate price, irrespective of rank or time served on the service.
The Queensland Police Memorial in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens