13 December 2022

The Northern Territory Police Association (NTPA) is deeply shocked and distressed by the murder of two young police officers in Queensland.

NTPA President, Paul McCue, has been in regular contact with the Police Federation of Australia to provide whatever support is needed, and on behalf of all members sends his heartful thoughts and condolences to Queensland Police who are grappling with the senseless death of two of their colleagues.

“What happened last night at Wieambilla, in the Queensland Western Downs is the greatest of tragedies and our hearts are breaking for our Queensland colleagues.

“Not only did two young officers lose their lives in a callous, calculated and cold-blooded attack, but the members who helped recover their bodies, and bring an end to the siege will carry those scars for the rest of their lives.

“This incident highlights the volatile, dangerous nature of policing, and the bravery of every police officer who puts on their uniform every day not knowing what they’ll face.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the slain officers, their colleagues and friends, and everyone affected by this tragedy.

“This harrowing incident will have a deep, widespread impact on police officers right across the country and we are doing everything we can to support our members through this difficult and challenging time,” said Mr McCue.


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