Victoria Police - Officers Killed On Duty

Officers Killed On Duty

  • 13 July 1979, Detective Senior Constable Robert Lane was shot and killed while performing a routine interview. Lane was the first officer to be slain on duty since the end of the Vietnam War.
  • 27 March 1986, Constable Angela Taylor was killed in the Russell Street Bombing. Taylor was the first female police officer killed in the line of duty in Australian history.
  • 12 October 1988, officers Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre were gunned down in the Walsh Street police shootings.
  • 16 August 1998, officers Gary Silk and Rodney Miller were gunned down in the Silk–Miller police murders.

Memorials to officers killed on duty are maintained at the Chapel of Remembrance within the main Chapel of the Victoria Police Academy at Glen Waverley in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. There is also a memorial to police officers who have died on duty in Kings Domain, Melbourne.

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