Officer not forgotten
BUNDABERG Police, family and friends honoured the memory of Senior Sergeant Perry Irwin, as part of Queensland Police Service’s National Remembrance Day on Tuesday.
Snr Sgt Irwin was posthumously presented with a Queensland Police Service Valour Award in June this year, after he was fatally shot in August 2003 when he responded to a call of a disturbance near a Caboolture primary school.
"Senior Sergeant Irwin’s act of bravery will never be underestimated nor forgotten by the people he worked with and the community he served," a Queensland Police Service spokesperson said.
The officer in charge of Caboolture Police Station, Snr Sgt Irwin and other officers were searching bushland near Tallon Street for an offender who had a prior history of making threats against police.