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Statement from Commissioner Ian Stewart

It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of one of our own whilst on duty in the Lockyer Valley today.

On behalf of the police family I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Senior Constable Brett Forte.

Whilst the full circumstances of today’s tragic incident are still being determined, I want to highlight the tremendous bravery and tenacity of our police officers and the incredible dangers they face on a daily basis in keeping our community safe.

Brett’s death has devastated our police family and this incident is a reminder of the complexities and challenges our officers are confronted with.

I offer my support to the officers who are still in the field attempting to resolve this incredibly dangerous situation.

In the days to come our extended QPS family may feel the full effect of today’s tragedy and I have encouraged staff to seek assistance and support each other through this very difficult time.

 

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