Senior Constable Helen McMurtrie has somehow kept her sense of humour.
There wasn’t room on the rescue helicopter for partner Garry Huard. So the ex-cop had to drive the five hours to the Gold Coast. Only, it should have taken a little longer than that.
“He got a speeding ticket on the way,” she said.
“That’s going to be an interesting letter to the Queensland infringement bureau isn’t it! ‘Can you please not give me a ticket because of this’?”
Barrelling down the dark highway with four kids in the back to a partner in intensive care, he didn't even notice.
“He had to drive for five hours - could you imagine how horrific that would have been for him?”
Aside from a raspy voice and a neck brace she’s obliged to wear for the next three and a bit weeks, you’d have no idea the bubbly, generous cop had been shot in the neck just over three weeks ago.
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