Today we were honoured to support the Memorial Dedication and award ceremony for Aimee Milne.
In July 1936, Senior Detective Milne and his wife Aimee were in bed by 11pm. At 3.20am the couple woke to find a bomb had been flung into their bedroom — Sen-Det Milne was the target.
Sen-Det Milne was seriously injured, but along with his two children, survived. Aimee Milne died at the scene.
Today, eight decades on, Mrs Milne is the first civilian to be awarded the prestigious Victoria Police Star. The honour was awarded by Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to acknowledge the unique and often unpredictable dangers of police work.
Although Mrs Milne was not a police member, investigations found her death was intrinsically linked to her husband’s work.
Family members were present today, for the grave dedication and to accept the Victoria Police Star from the Chief Commissioner.