QLD police honour fallen colleagues this Friday

Each year we pause on National Police Remembrance Day to remember our fallen colleagues and honour the ultimate sacrifice they made.

This year, the Queensland Police Service will commemorate National Police Remembrance Day on Friday, September 28.

National Police Remembrance Day is the most significant day on the police calendar and is an opportunity for officers and members of the public to honour those police officers whose lives were lost while performing their duties.

It is also a time to remember the families, partners, friends and colleagues who have also sacrificed and lost so much.

With vigils being held all over the State, members of the public are invited to attend their local service to stop and remember the fallen officers who gave so much in the line of duty.

Here are details for the Brisbane vigil and service…

Vigil: QPS Academy, Rudd Street, Oxley, 7pm, Thursday, September 27

March: From Police Headquarters, Roma Street, 9am, to King George Square, Friday, September 28

Service: St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, 10am, Friday, September 28

Traffic closures:

There will be traffic closures and possibly some congestion due to the march.

  • 8am: Garrick and May Street closed between Saul Street and Roma Street;
  • 8.50am: Countess Street/Roma Street intersection – no left turn onto Roma Street;
  • 9am: Roma Street closed between Transit Centre to King George Square (surrounding roads will be effected including George Street, Turbot Street ramps, Parklands Boulevard);
    • Makerston Street (intersection with Roma Street);
    • Herschel Street (intersection with Roma Street);
    • George Street (eastern side of Herschel Street);
    • Parkland Boulevard (intersection with Roma Street);
    • Roma Street bus tunnels;
    • Turbot Street slip roads (access to Roma Street);
    • King George Square carpark entry/exit, Roma Street;
  • 9:20am: Ann Street, stop-go closure as march approaches;
  • Above road closures should be re-opened by 10am; and
  • 9.45am-11.15am: Ann Street – full lane closure of the eastern lane on Ann Street between Clark Lane and Wharf Street.

Police appreciate your cooperation and patience during these delays.

Below are details of vigils and services across Queensland.

Vigils will be held on Thursday evening, September 27 – unless otherwise stated – while marches and memorial services will be held on Friday, September 28.

March:From Atherton Station, 9.30am
Service:St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 28 Mabel Street 10am
Service:All Saint Anglican Church, 82 MacMillan Street, 2pm
March:From Commonwealth Bank, Kariboe Street, 9.30am
ServiceSt Gabriel’s Anglican Church, Kariboe and Melton Streets, 10am
Service:Bowen Baptist Church, 91-95 Argyle Road, 10am
Vigil:QPS Academy, Oxley, 7pm
March:From Police Headquarters, Roma Steet, 9am
Service:St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, 10am
Vigil:Bundaberg Station, 6pm
March:From Bundaberg Uniting Church to front of church, 9.45am
Service:Bundaberg Uniting Church, 34 Barolin Street, 10am
Service:Cairns Regional Council, 119-145 Spence Street, 10am
Vigil:Charleville Cemetery, Mary Street, 6pm
Service:St Mary’s Catholic Church, Watson Street, 10am
Charters Towers
Service:Uniting Church, 101 Gill Street, 10am
Service:St Colman’s Catholic Church, Sheaffe Street, 4pm
Service:St John’s Anglican Church, corner of Drayton and Cunningham Streets, 10am
Vigil:Doomadgee Station, front lawn, 6.30pm
Service:St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Yamala and Anakie Streets
Vigil:Police Memorial, Gladstone Station, 7pm
March:From Gladstone Station, 9.45am
Service:St Saviour’s Anglican Church, 70 Auckland Street, 10am
Gold Coast
March:From Goodwin Park, corner Warner and Scott Streets, 10am
Service:St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Coolangatta, 10.40am
Service:St Peter’s Anglican Church, corner Amy Street and Lady Mary Terrace
Service:St Thomas’ Anglican Church, corner Hardwicke and Resolution Streets
Service:Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 39 McIlwraith Street, 2pm
March:From North Ipswich Oval, The Terrace, 9.45am
Service:James Sangster Memorial, Browns Park North Ipswich, 10am
Vigil:Jundah Memorial Hall, 10am, September 29
Service:Peace Lutheran Church, 10 Kearneys Road, 3pm
Service:Emmaus College, 48 East Street, Jimboomba, 2pm
March:From Stockman’s Hall of Fame entrance, 9.45am
Service:Memorial Garden, Stockman’s Hall of Fame, 10am
Vigil:Old Town Hall Park, 57 Sydney Street, 5.30am
March:From Brisbane Street, 9.30am
Service:St Patrick’s Catholic Church, River Street, 10am
Service:Life Church, 68 Gayndah Road, 10am
Service:Moranbah Baptist Church, Elliot Street, 10am
Mount Isa
Vigil:Pamela Street Hill, 6.30pm
Service:Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2 Corbould Street, 10am
Service:Normanton Station, front lawn, 10am
Service:North Pine Anglican Church, 2 Wylie Street, 2pm
Port Douglas
Service:St Mary’s by the Sea, 8 Dixie Street, 10am
Service:Uniting Church, 1 Richens Street, 2pm
Service:St. George’s Anglican Church, Thorne Road, Birkdale, 2pm
Vigil:Police Memorial Park, Bolsover Street, 5:30pm
March:From Police Station, 9.45am
Service:St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 51 Denham Street, 10am
Service:Church of Christ, Currie Street, 10am
Sunshine Coast
Service:Kawana Surf Club, 99 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, 9am
Thursday Island
Service:Uniting Church, 142 Douglas Street, 10am
Vigil:Graveside of William Conroy, sunset, September 28
Vigil:Police Memorial, 52 Neil Street, 6pm
Service:St Luke’s Anglican Church, 152 Herries Street, 10am
March:From Flinders Street West, 9.30am
Service:St James Anglican Church, 36 Cleveland Terrace, 10am
March:From Tully Station, 9.30am
Service:St Clare’s Catholic Church, 13 Mars Street, 10am
Service:Warwick Uniting Church, 37 Guy Street, 10am
Service:Cumrumja Park, Rocky Point, 9.30am

You can find more National Police Remembrance Day information here.

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