LNP Leader Campbell Newman and Shadow Police Minister John-Paul Langbroek have both honoured Gold Coast Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding who died in hospital this afternoon.
“This is a very sad day for our state’s police service and our greater Queensland community,” said Mr Newman.
“The LNP greatly values our police men and women,” he said.
“I know each day that every one of Queensland’s 10,500 plus police officers go to work, they work in challenging and often dangerous situations,” said Mr Langbroek.
“On behalf of the LNP, I would like to praise Senior Constable Damian Leeding for his courage and heroism when responding to a triple zero call on Sunday evening.
“I would also like to pay tribute to Senior Constable Leeding’s Criminal Investigation Branch colleagues at Coomera police station for their bravery in handling this tragedy,” Mr Langbroek said.
Both Mr Newman and Mr Langbroek paid their deepest respects to Senior Constable Damian Leeding’s family.
“This tragedy is the worst nightmare for the families of our heroic police officers,” they said.
“To Senior Constable Leeding’s family, and especially his widow Sonya and their young children, son Hudson and baby daughter Grace, we are so very sorry for your loss.
“All members of the Queensland Police Service are a truly valuable asset to our community and the LNP pays a tribute to all of them,” said Mr Newman.
The LNP encourages those who can, to please donate to the fund established by the Queensland Police Union to provide for Senior Constable Leeding’s widow Sonya and their young children, son Hudson and baby daughter Grace.