We Are All Blue
On Saturday 2 May, following a repatriation ceremony held in Albury, the NSW Police Force escorted Constable Glen Humphris on his long, final journey home to NSW after the tragic loss of life of four VicPol officers in Victoria on 22 April.
From Albury to Wallsend, serving members and students of Class 341 were joined by Fire and Rescue NSW , NSW Rural Fire Service , ACT Policing , NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, NSW SES and the public, forming an extended guard of honour for the young Constable.
Victoria’s Chief commissioner Graham Ashton was humbled by the large numbers that turned up to line the route and pay their respects to the late of Victorian Police officer.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” he said.
The tragic deaths of Victoria’s Leading Sen Const Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Josh Prestney and Constable Glen Humphris have been deeply felt by the entire police family. In particular, officers in NSW Police districts that share borders with Victoria and work alongside their Victorian counterparts every day.
This devastating loss has resulted in an outpouring of grief and many tributes paid to the four police officers killed on 22 April 2020.
President of the Police Association Tony King said, "The pain and grief across the entire police family knows no jurisdictional boundaries.
“The Police Association of New South Wales stands in solidarity alongside The Police Association of Victoria Victoria Police in expressing our heartfelt compassion for the family, colleagues and friends of the deceased officers.
The Police Association Victoria has received numerous messages of support which can be viewed here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private funerals were held for LSC Taylor, Senior Constable King and Constable Glen Humphris at Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley. Constable Prestney was farewelled at Xavier College, where he graduated in 2009.
A public memorial will be held once Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Victoria Police Legacy has launched a Rememberance Fund, to make a donation click here
All funds raised will go directly to support the families of the four officers who passed on 22nd April 2020.
On behalf of our members, the Police Association of NSW has deposited $20,000 into the Remembrance Fund to assist the families of these four heroes.
In addition the Board of the NSW Police Provident Fund has made a donation of $100,000 to Victoria Police Legacy, to distribute equally to the families of the four police officers.