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Statement From The Police Minister

21 April 2020

We have seen tonight on the Eastern Freeway an unimaginable tragedy.

I have been briefed on the incident tonight by Victoria Police and details are still coming to hand.

We know that four police officers have been killed in the line of duty.

Four police officers killed while doing their job and keeping us all safe.

I am thinking of the entire Victoria Police family who are going through a deeply distressing time right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and loved ones of those who have been taken from us far too soon.

Policing is difficult and challenging work and we are reminded yet again of the bravery of all of our police officers in keeping Victorians safe.

The Victorian Government grieves with you and we are thinking of you.

Reviewed 26 June 2020

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