The AFP Former Members Association (AFPFMA) would like to convey our thoughts and support to Victoria Police, friends and the families of the four officers who had their lives tragically cut short while ‘doing their job’ on 22 April 2020. We are saddened by this tragic event.

Words are hardly enough to convey the deep sense of sorrow, shock and loss that we share across the ‘Blue Family’ following this tragedy. This incident highlights, again, the ever present danger associated with a ‘routine activity’ conducted by Police every shift.

Our thoughts and support are with the families and the colleagues of those impacted. Our sentiments are also with those Victoria Police officers who will have the extremely challenging role in investigating this matter and all that entails in the days, months and years ahead.

We grieve and stand as one at these most difficult times as members of the ‘Blue Family’.