National Police Remembrance Day 2016

The following candlelight vigils, marches and memorial services will be held throughout Queensland this year.

Vigils will be held on Wednesday evening, September 28 - unless otherwise stated - while marches and memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 29.

Dress of the Day

Commissioned Officers (on duty)

  • Candlelight Vigil and Marching in uniform – 'Dress of the Day uniform'.  No tunics. The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged however, are not to be worn on polo shirts or Load Bearing Vests. 
  • Plain clothes officers - business attire with insignia as appropriate. The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged.


Non Commissioned Officers (on duty)

  • Candlelight Vigil and Marching in uniform - 'Dress of the Day uniform'.  No tunics.  The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged however, are not to be worn on polo shirts or Load Bearing Vests. 
  • Plain clothes officers - business attire with insignia as appropriate.  The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged. 


All police officers

Unless an officer has an exception approved, or is not OST qualified (including a current OST exemption) firearms and accoutrements are to be carried in the manner that is prescribed in policy. 

Officers for whom an exception is approved, who are not OST qualified (including a current OST exemption) are encouraged to march and attend services to show their support of National Police Remembrance Day.

'Dress of the Day uniform' includes uniform items issued to police officers for their daily rostered duties.   

'Dress of the Day uniform' includes firearm and accoutrements, if OST qualified and officers possess same.

Staff Members or Civilian Guests

Business attire with medals


Lowering of Flags

Flags at police establishments should be flown at the half-mast position as a sign of mourning until noon, then at full-mast to sunset. The flag is brought to the half-mast position by first raising it to the masthead and then immediately lowering it slowly to the half-mast position.  The flag should be raised again to the top before being lowered for the day.

The position of the flag when flying at half-mast will depend on the size of the flag and the length of the flagpole.

It is essential that it be lowered at least to a position recognizably "half-mast" so as to avoid the appearance of a flag which has accidentally fallen away from the mast-head owing to a loose halyard.

A satisfactory position for half-masting would normally be when the top of the flag is one-third of the distance down from the top of the mast.


Remembrance Day Blue Ribbons

Each year the Queensland Police Service provides all staff with satin blue and white chequered ribbons to be worn as a symbol of remembrance for all those officers who have been killed on duty.

The ribbon should be worn on the right hand side directly above the name tag. 


Details of National Police Remembrance Day services being held throughout Queensland


Service:St Joseph's Catholic Church, Mabel Street, 2pm 
Contact:Inspector Rolf Straatemeier, 4030 3330
Service:All Saints Anglican Church, 82 MacMillan street, 2pm
Contact:Senior Sergeant Steve Barton, 4790 3500
March:From Commonwealth Bank, Kariboe Street, 9.30am
Service:Saint Gabriel's Anglican Church, corner Kariboe and Melton streets, 10am
Contact:Senior Sergeant Nick Paton, 4992 2333
Police Chaplain John Coleman, 0414 722 008
Vigil:Police Memorial, 80a George Street, Brisbane, 7pm
March:From Police Headquarters, Roma Street, 9am
Service:Albert Street Uniting Church, 319 Albert Street, 10am
Contact:Senior Sergeant Kim Jenkin, 3364 6357
Vigil:Bundaberg Station, 6pm
March:From Electra Street carpark to Uniting Church, 9.30am
Service:Bundaberg Uniting Church, 34 Barolin Street, 10am
Contact:Vicki Booth, 4153 9173
Police Chaplain Ray Nutley, 0419 744 986
Service:St John's Anglican Church, corner Lake and Minnie streets, 10am
Contact:Police Chaplain Doug Foster, 0407 761 950
Vigil:Charleville Cemetery, Mary Street, 6pm
Service:St Mary's Catholic Church, corner Watson and Wills streets, 10am
Contact:Acting Inspector Ron Budrodeen, 0403 415 944
Inspector Grantley Marcus, 4650 5516
Charters Towers
Service:Uniting Church, 8 Church Street, 2pm
Contact:Acting Senior Sergeant Dean Cavanagh, 4788 2555
Service:Saint Colman's Catholic Church, Sheaffe Street, 4pm
Contact:Senior Sergeant Brad Rix, 0411 055 787
Service:St John's Anglican Church, corner Drayton and Cunningham streets, 10am
Contact:Senior Sergeant Terry McCullough, - 4669 9202
Vigil:Front lawn, Doomadgee Police Station, 6.30pm
Contact: Senior Sergeant Aaron Baxter, 4742 9090
Service:Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, corner Yamala and Anakie streets, 10am
Contact:Senior Sergeant Peter McFarlane, 4983 8100
Vigil:Police Memorial, Gladstone Station, Yarroon Street, 7pm
March:From Gladstone Station, 9.45am
Service:St Saviour's Anglican Church, 70 Auckland Street, 10am 
Contact:Senior Constable Wendy Brooks, 4971 3247
Police Chaplain Daniel Jayaraj, 0435 867 166
Gold Coast
Service:St Augustine's Church, corner McLean and Tweed Street, Coolangatta, 10am
Contact:Acting Inspector Mat Kelly, 0400 429 138
Police Chaplain Paul Kelly, 0417 786 456
Service:Saint Peter's Anglican Church, corner Lady Mary Terrace and Amy Street, 10am
Contact:Acting Senior Constable Debbie Wruck, 5480 1410
Senior Sergeant Mick Symes, 5480 1412
Police Chaplain Bruce Dorman, 0419 165 947
Hervey Bay
Service:Hervey Bay Baptist Church, 20 Nikenbah-Dundowran Road, Nikenbah, 10am
Contact:Senior Constable Mel Ryan, 4123 8141
 Senior Constable Mel Watherston, 4128 5309
 Police Chaplain Rob Simpson, 0411 212 265
Service:Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 39 McIlwraith Street, 2pm
Contact:Senior Sergeant Geoff Bormann, 4776 9777
March:From North Ipswich Oval, The Terrace, 9.45am 
Service:James Sangster Memorial, Browns Park, North Ipswich, 10am
Contact:Inspector Keith McDonald, 0418 744 085 (march)
Claire Coates, 3817 1444 (service)
Julia Creek
Service: RSL, corner Matthews and Goldring streets, 10am
Contact:Sergeant Mark Mulligan, 0447 463 185
Service:St Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Winnetts Road, Daisy Hill, 1.30pm
Contact:Inspector Glenn Allen, 0430 585 876
Service:Memorial Garden, Stockman's Hall of Fame, Landsborough Highway, 10am
Contact:Emma Elliott, Jo Wyton 4652 5216
Police Chaplain Robert Hollow, 0419 319 927
Vigil:Old Town Hall Park, 57 Sydney Street, 5.30pm
March:From Brisbane Street, 9.30am
Service:St Patrick's Catholic Church, River Street, 10am
Contact:Sergeant Helen Newman, 4840 0820
Service:Moranbah Catholic Church, 70 Belyando Avenue, 10am
Contact:Detective Sergeant Marty Ziebarth, 4941 6209
Service:Church of Christ, 76 Ashmole Road, Redcliffe, 2pm
Contact:Tracey Begley, 3283 0610
Mossman/Port Douglas
Service:St Augustine's Catholic Church, 24 Grogan Street, Mossman, 10am
Contact:Police Chaplain Martin Kenny, 4054 1171
Sergeant Matthew Smith, 4098 2177
Mount Isa
Vigil:Pamela Street Hill, 6.30pm
Service:Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2 Corbould Street, 10am
Contact:Sergeant Cath Purcell, 0429 071 292
Service:St Joseph's Catholic Church, 24 Angel Avenue, 3pm
Contact:Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge, 0439 612 471
Service:Normanton Station, time TBC
Contact:Senior Sergeant Duane Amos, 4745 2555
Service:Redlands Christian Reformed Church, corner Sturgeon and Delancey streets, 2pm
Contact:Inspector Mark Norrish, 0404 899 686
Suzanne Luskie, 0423 091 560
Pine Rivers
Service:North Pine Anglican Church, Wylie Street Petrie, 2pm
Contact:Senior Sergeant John Corbett, 3897 7279
Vigil:Cameron's Corner, corner Denham and Bolsover streets, 6pm
March:From Rockhampton Police Station, Denham Street side, 9.45am
Service:Rockhampton Presbyterian Church, 51 Denham Street, Rockhampton, 10am
Contact:Sergeant Jodie Fernie, Senior Constable Tanya Shield, 4932 3692
Police Chaplain Glenn Louttit, 0407 708 002
March:From Roma Station, 9.30am
Service:All Saints Catholic Church, 7 Feather Street, 10am
Contact:Inspector Rohan Burke, 4622 9366
Tanya Neil, 4622 9366
Sunshine Coast
Service:Kawana Surf Club, 99 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, 10am
Contact:Acting Sergeant Natalie Logan, 5409 7961
Thursday Island
Service:Uniting Church, 142 Douglas Street, 10am
Vigil:Graveside of William Conroy, sunset, September 29
Contact:Senior Sergeant Peter Hogan, 4069 1520 or 0467 707 749
Juanita Mills, 0432 424 114
Vigil:Police Memorial, 52 Neil Street, 6pm
Service:St Stephen's Church, 51 Neil Street, 10am
Contact:Elysia Hartig, 4631 6465
March: From Flinders Mall, 9.30am
Service:St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 113 Wills Street, 10am
Contact:Superintendent Glenn Kachel, 4726 8639
Janice Joseph, 4726 8640
Police Chaplain Horst Sauer, 0427 035 506
Service:St Clare's Catholic Church, Mars Street, 10am
Contact:Police Chaplain Menelaos Hatzoglou, 0415 936 609
Service:St Mary's Catholic Church, 163 Palmerin Street, Warwick, 10am
Contact:Karen Rasmussen, 4660 4444
Service:St Luke's Church, Central Avenue, Rocky Point, 11am
Contact:Senior Constable Alan Middleton, 4090 6000
Service:St Martin's Church, St Martin's Lane, Cannonvale, 10.30am
Contact:Senior Sergeant Nathan Blain, 4948 8888