Overnight three NSW police officers responded to a domestic violence related incident at Glenn Innes. During this response two officers sustained serious injuries.
Both officers are being treated at the Gold Coast University Hospital. The female senior constable remains in a serious but stable condition. The male sergeant has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition. The third officer was not injured and is being supported locally.
While the incident is now subject of a critical incident investigation, I want to offer my support and well wishes to these three brave officers, their families and colleagues on behalf of the entire police force.
As an organisation, we are rallying around the officers and providing any support they need to assist in their recovery and we look forward to welcoming them back to work when they are ready.
Incidents like this highlight the very real dangers of policing and I thank everyone in the community for their support and well wishes. We will continue to support the officers and their families throughout their recovery.