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Bruce Highway crash: Police officer is killed trying to stop stolen car

Brave police officer is killed trying to stop a stolen car on a Brisbane highway – as cops search for cowardly driver who fled scene

  • 53-year-old police officer killed trying to stop stolen car north of Brisbane
  • Struck when trying to deploy a tyre-deflating device at 3am near Deception Bay
  • Police appealing for help to locate the white Hyundai Kona SUV and its driver 

A senior male police officer has died trying to stop a suspected stolen car at 3am on Saturday when he was rammed by a driver trying to escape.

The 53-year-old officer died on the scene when he was struck by the vehicle while trying to deploy a tyre-deflating device on the Bruce Highway, near Deception Bay north of Brisbane just after 3am.

Police are appealing for witnesses – especially anyone with dashcam footage – to the incident.

The 53-year-old officer died on the scene when he was struck by the vehicle while trying to deploy a tyre-deflating device on the Bruce Highway, near Deception Bay north of Brisbane just after 3am

Police are appealing for witnesses - especially anyone with dashcam footage - to the incident. The car used was a white 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV, which had not been located by mid-Saturday morning

Police are appealing for witnesses – especially anyone with dashcam footage – to the incident. The car used was a white 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV, which had not been located by mid-Saturday morning

They confirmed they have not located the white 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV used to ram the officer, or the car’s driver. 

They believe the car was stolen and said contrary to some early reports, it had not been located as of mid-morning Saturday.

‘It is with great sadness we confirm the death of one of our own during an incident at Burpengary this morning,’ a Queensland police statement read.

‘It is with a very heavy heart we confirm the loss of a senior constable who was working hard to protect his community,’ Commissioner Katrina Carroll said. 

‘My sincerest condolences go out to the officer’s family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time.’

Queensland police’s Forensic Crash Unit and Ethical Standards Command immediately began investigating the horrific incident.

‘This is devastating news for our police family and we are offering support to all officers and staff.

The fatal accident closed the Bruce Highway for several hours on Saturday morning

The fatal accident closed the Bruce Highway for several hours on Saturday morning

‘Sadly, this incident demonstrates the dangers our officers face when working to keep our community safe each and every day,’ Commissioner Carroll said.

The incident closed the Bruce Highway for several hours on Saturday morning. 

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