Following a critical incident at Glen Innes on Friday 18th January, during which a male sergeant was shot in the face and a female senior constable was shot in the neck, our charity partner NSW Police Legacy have established a fundraising page for the officers and their families.
Both injured officers are in serious but stable conditions. PANSW will be supporting all members involved following the incident and into the future. Read the about the incident on NSW Police Force website http://bit.ly/NSWPLgleninnes
If you would like to support the fundraiser for the injured officers, visit https://gleninnesappeal.gofundraise.com.au/
Hero Cops Recover In Hospital - Glen Innes
Monday 21 January 2019 - 7.28am
Update from New England Police District
Sunday 20 January 2019 - 16.45
On Friday evening Sergeant Mark Johnston and Senior Constable Helen McMurtrie we’re seriously injured whilst attending a domestic dispute in Glen Innes.
Whilst both officers are in a stable condition in hospital Commander of New England Police District, Acting Superintendent Ann Joy said “we are very mindful of how easily the outcome could have been different”.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the policing and local community.
Ma’am Joy said the NSW Police Force and NSW Police Association continues to provide support to not only the family of those officers affected but also their colleagues.
“First and foremost we wish Mark and Helen a speedy and full recovery” she said.
A Probationary Constable, who was also in attendance at this traumatic incident on Friday night, is being supported by her family, friends and colleagues in her recovery.
Officers working in Glen Innes since Friday night have also been overwhelmed by offers of support, cards and flowers from members of the local community.
“There has been a steady outpouring of love for our police since Friday from far and wide but particularly locally” Ma’am Joy said.
“Glen Innes is a small community and the officers posted there take great pride in serving the people of this area. To see the personal response from the community - the love and support they have shown all of our police following this horrific incident is heartwarming”.
Special thanks must go to the two young men who exited their home and immediately assisted police at the scene on Friday night. Acting Superintendent Joy said “Both men, aged 24, were critical in providing immediate first aid at the scene and displayed a maturity beyond their years”.
Whilst the investigation into the events of Friday continues the officers of the New England Police District are grateful for your support. For all that you have done and all that you will as go forward we thank you.
Source: New England Police District Facebook Page