South African Police Memorial

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North-facing aspect of the memorial
Detail of the inscription

The South African Police Memorial is located in the grounds of the Union Buildings in Pretoria and commemorates officers of the South African Police Service who died in the line of duty.

History[edit]

It was unveiled in 1984 by State President P.W. Botha.

The memorial features plates inscribed with the names of the deceased, and it is located across from an amphitheater that hosts an annual memorial service to commemorate South African police officers killed in the line of duty.[1][2]

The plaque reads as follows:

ROLL OF HONOUR
ON THIS ROLL OF HONOUR APPEAR THE NAMES OF
THOSE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE WHO,
ACCORDING TO AVAILABLE POLICE RECORDS,
DIED IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTY
FOR SOUTH AFRICA AND ITS PEOPLES.
WE HONOUR THEIR MEMORY.

Plaque above South African Police Memorial

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nqakula asks for SA's help on day of fallen". Independent Online. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ "'Frightening' toll among police in Gauteng". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-03-21.