26 September 2023

Police farewell honoured four

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The Victorian Police Chief Commissioner has published a formal statement on the tragic loss of four police officers last week.

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the police family was mourning the loss of Senior Constable Kevin King; Constable Josh Prestney; Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor; and Constable Glen Humphris (all pictured above).

“Their names will forever be remembered, their service honoured, and their memories celebrated,” Chief Commissioner Ashton said.

“These officers were undertaking their everyday duties in helping to keep the community safe when they were killed,” he said.

“They were members of our Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section and Highway Patrol.”

“They were our colleagues, our friends, our squad mates, our family.”

Chief Commissioner Ashton said investigations into the incident which led to the loss of life would continue in order to ensure every detail was uncovered.

“We will do this for those we have lost and for their families,” he said.

“Their families will never be the same and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

He said no one went to work expecting not to return home at the end of their shift.

“We stand side by side in our daily response to the Victorian community.”

“And today we stand side by side as we reflect and grieve,” Chief Commissioner Ashton said.

Expressions of condolence can be left on the Victorian Police facebook page via this PS News link.

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