​National Police Remembrance Day 2015

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

Vigils will be held on Monday evening, September 28—unless otherwise stated—while marches and memorial services will be held on Tuesday, September 29. 

Dress of the Day

Commissioned Officers: Cap, tie and medalsPolice Officers: Summer uniform with cap (not baseball style), tie and medalsMale Officers: Long trousers (no shorts)Female Officers: Skirts or culottes with stockings or long trousers (no shorts)Staff Members or Civilian Guests: Business attire with medalsDefence Force Members: Ceremonial (less sword)  

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​


Refer to Mareeba


Service: All Saints Anglican Church, corner Edwards and MacMillan street, 2.30pm
Contact: Senior Sergeant Steve Barton, telephone 4790 3500


March:​ From Beenleigh Station, 1.30pm​
Service: Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 24 Toobruk Street, 2pm
Contact:  Inspector Glen Pointing, telephone 3801 0711
Contact:  Police Chaplain Dan Talbot, telephone 0409 898 507


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, telephone 4992 2333
Contact: Police Chaplain John Coleman, telephone 0414 722 008


Service: Bowen Baptist Church, 91 Argyle Park Road, 10am
Contact: Acting Senior Sergeant Craig McConnel, 4761 3500


Vigil: Police Memorial, 80a George Street, Brisbane, 7pm
March: From Police Headquarters, Roma Street, 9am
Service: Saint John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, 10am
Contact: Inspector Jo-Anne Henderson, 3364 4051


Service: The Uniting Church of Australia, 34 Barolin Street, 10am
Contact: Vicki Booth, 4153 9173
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Ray Nutley, 0419 744 986


Service: Saint Laurence's Anglican Church, 165 King Street, 2pm 
Contact: Danielle Smith, 5495 0419


Service: Saint John’s Anglican Church, corner Lake and Minnie streets, 10am
Contact: Police Chaplain Doug Foster, 4040 4937 or 0407 761 950


Vigil: Charleville Cemetery, May Street, 6pm
Service: All Saints Anglican Church, corner Sturt and Alfred streets, 10am
Contact: Sergeant Kirsty Schmidt: 4650 5526

Charters Towers

Service: Uniting Church, 8 Church Street, 10am
Contact: Senior Sergeant Graham Lohmann, 4788 2508
Contact: Sergeant Nick Boyle, 4788 2555


Service: Saint Colman Catholic Church, Sheaffe Street, 4pm
Contact: Sergeant Annette Swaine, telephone 4744 1111
Contact:​ Senior Sergeant Brad Rix, 4742 8888
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Mick Lowcock, 0407 132 231

Service: Saint John’s Anglican Church, corner Drayton and Cunningham streets, 10am
Contact: Senior Sergeant Terry McCullough, 0427 546 050


Service: Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, corner Yamala and Anakie streets, 10am
Contact: Senior Sergeant Peter McFarlane, 4983 8100
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Matthew Moloney, 0402 131 098


Vigil: Police Memorial, Gladstone Station, Yarroon Street, 7pm
March: From Gladstone Station, 9.45am
Service: Saint Saviour’s Anglican Church, 70 Auckland Street, 10am  
Contact: Sergeant Ann Jessop, 4971 3247
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Daniel Jayaraj, 0435 867 166

Gold Coast

Service: Greek Orthodox Church, 31a Crombie Avenue, Bundall, 10am
Contact: Inspector Simon Chase, 0448 611 447
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Roman Stergiou, 0437 015 825
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Don Talbot, 0409 898 507


Service: Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, corner Lady Mary Terrace and Amy Street, 10am
Contact: Acting Senior Constable Debbie Wruck, 5480 1410
Contact:​ Senior Sergeant Mick Symes, 5480 1412
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Bruce Dorman, 0419 165 947

​Hervey Bay

Refer to Maryborough


Service: Anglican Church, 39 McIlwraith Street, 2.30pm
Contact: Senior Constable Regina Hitchcock, 4776 9777


March: From North Ipswich Oval, The Terrace, 9.45am 
Service: James Sangster Memorial, Browns Park, North Ipswich, 10am
Contact: Amanda Dunsmore, 3817 1444 


March: From the Cane Cutter Court, 9.45am
Service: Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Rankin Street, 10am
Contact: Inspector Brian Cannon, 4061 5760
Contact:​ Sandy Lewis, 4061 5763


Service: Uniting Church, corner Alford and Youngman streets, 3pm 
Contact: Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge, 0419 782 671
Contact:​ Police Chaplain John Sellwood, 0407 124 077


Service: Longreach Cemetery, Raven Road, 9am 
Service: Memorial Garden, Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Landsborough Highway, 10am
Contact: Emma Elliott, 4652 5216
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Robert Hollow, 0419 319 927


Vigil: Town Hall Park, 57 Sydney Street, 5.45pm
Service: Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, River Street, 10am
Contact: Sergeant Helen Newman, 4840 0820 
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Stephan Hanly, 0488 077 104


March: From Mareeba Station, 1.30 pm
Service: Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Hort Street, 2pm  
Contact: Inspector Rolf Straatemeier, 4030 3330


Refer to Sippy Downs


Service: Life Church, 68 Gayndah Road, (entry via Royle Street), 10am
Contact: Senior Constable Mel Ryan, 4123 8141 
Contact:​ Senior Constable Mel Watherston, 4128 5309
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Rob Simpson 0411 212 265


Service: Saint Francis Anglican Church, Saint Francis Drive, 10am
Contact: Senior Sergeant Mike Bailey, 4941 6201

​​Mossman/Port Douglas

Service: Saint Mary’s by the Sea Chapel, Wharf Street, Port Douglas 10am
Contact: Police Chaplain Martin Kenny, 4054 1171
Contact:​ Sergeant Matthew Smith 4098 2177

Mount Isa

Vigil: Pamela Street Hill, 6.30pm
Service: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2 Corbould Street, 10am
Contact: Superintendent Russell Miller 4744 1100
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Mick Lowcock, 0407 132 231


Refer to Kingaroy


Refer to Caboolture


Vigil: Police Memorial Park, Bolsover Street, 7pm
March: From Police Complex, Bolsover Street, 9.30am
Service: Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 51 Denham Street, 10am
Contact: Acting Sergeant Tanya Shield, 4932 3692
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Glenn Louttit, 0407 708 002


March: From Roma Station, 9.30am
Service: All Saints Catholic Church, 6 Feather Street, 10am
Contact: Senior Constable Rochelle Gillette, 4622 9333
Contact:​ Tanya Nel, 4622 9333

Sippy Downs

Service: Saint Siena Catholic Church, 58 Sippy Downs Drive, 10am
Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Wilson, 5409 7938

Thursday Island

Service: Catholic Church, Douglas Street, 9.30am
Vigil: Graveside of William Conroy, sunset, September 29
Contact: Senior Sergeant Jamie Horn, 4069 1520 or 0467 707 749
Contact:​ Juanita Mills, 0432 424 114 


Vigil: Police Memorial, 52 Neil Street, 6.30pm
Service: Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, corner Herries and Ruthven streets, 10am
Contact: Lynne Saunders, 4631 6467


Service: Saint James Anglican Cathedral, 36 Cleveland Terrace, 10am
Contact: Superintendent Glenn Kachel, 4726 8639
Contact:​ ​Janice Joseph, 4726 8640
Contact:​ Police Chaplain Horst Sauer, 0427 035 506


Refer to Innisfail


Service: Uniting Church Warwick, 37 Guy Street, 10am
Contact: Karen Rasmussen, 4660 4419