TONY PASIN MP

MEMBER FOR BARKER

ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT

STATEMENT

 

DEATH OF BREVET SERGEANT JASON DOIG

 

The news of a police shooting that has left one officer dead and another injured at Senior, north or Bordertown has left me numb. The reality that such an event can, and indeed has, occurred in the South East of South Australia is a difficult one to come to terms with.

 

I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig and to the extended SAPOL community.

 

I acknowledge the first responders who attended the scene, including many of Brevet Sergeant Doig’s close colleagues who will be deeply impacted by this experience, an experience that will no doubt stay with them forever.

 

I also extend my thoughts and prayers to Sergeant Michael Hutchinson as he recovers from his injuries and Constable Rebekah Cass who attended in the company of Brevet Sergeant Doig and Sergeant Hutchinson and was party to the traumatic incident.

 

Like so many country Police officers, Brevet Sergeant Doig was part of a tight knit community. My thoughts are also with all those who knew him and in particular, the tight knit community of Lucindale.

 

Today serves as a tragic reminder for all of us of the risks police and first responders otherwise face everyday as they serve and protect our community. They put their lives on the line for us, and as a society we are forever grateful for their service.

 

Finally, I urge everyone in the community to look after each other during this time of grief.

 

For anyone experiencing distress: Lifeline 13 11 14 Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 Kids Help Line 1800 551 800

 

-ENDS-

 

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