South African Police Memorial, Union Buildings, Pretoria.
Suid-Afrikaanse Polisie Gedenkteken, Uniegebou, Pretoria
The "old" South African Police emblem (1913-1994) on this monument has been removed and replaced by the "new" South African Police Service emblem. The corner stone was unveiled by Gen MCW Geldenhuys and the memorial was unveiled in 1984 by State President P.W. Botha. The picture on the left, taken in 1989, shows the former SA Police emblem. The memorial commemorates officers ONLY of the South African Police (1913 - 1994) and SAPS from 1994 onwards. Police officers who died in the former TVBC- and National States are not mentioned here.
We will remember them!
Inscription on cornerstone:
IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR SOUTH AFRICA AND DIED SERVING.
THIS CORNERSTONE WAS LAID ON 20 MAY 1983 BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE GENERAL M.C.W. GELDENHUYS S.E.O., S.O.O., S.O.E., SO.
ARCHITECT: MAREE & ELS
Inskripsie op hoeksteen:
TER NAGEDAGTENIS AAN DAARDIE LEDE VAN DIE SUID-AFRIKAANSE POLISIE WAT VIR SUID-AFRIKA DIENEND GESTERF HET EN STERWENDE, GEDIEN HET.
HIERDIE HOEKSTEUN IS GELÊ OP 20 MEI 1983 DEUR DIE KOMMISSARIS VAN DIE SUID-AFRIKAANSE POLISIE GENERAAL M.C.W. GELDENHUYS S.E.O., S.O.O., S.O.E., SO.
ARGITEK: MAREE & ELS