How to Help Queensland Police Families - 96five Family Radio

How to Help Queensland Police Families

A remembrance fund has been established to help support the families and pray tribute to the two police officers who lost their lives.

By Steff WillisTuesday 13 Dec 2022NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

The QLD Police community are heartbroken after the deaths of two police officers during an incident in the Western Downs on Monday 12th December.

The incident at Wieambilla is the largest loss of life the QPS has suffered in a single incident in recent times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Constable Matthew Arnold and Constable Rachel McCrow and those involved during this tragic incident.

If you are looking for ways to help, the Queensland Police Union have established a sanctioned remembrance fund. Please note that 96five are not accepting donations directly.

Donations can be made to the sanctioned Remembrance Fund for Constable Matthew Arnold and Constable Rachel McCrow.

Arnold & McCrow Remembrance Fund

BSB: 704 052

Account: 100 211 820

Ref: Your Name

Ian Leavers of the Queensland Police Union has confirmed that police officers are still in attendance, responding to calls and continuing to serve the community. If you see a Police Officer out serving in the coming days, please encourage them and thank them for their service.

Memorial Service

Constables Matthew Arnold and Rachel McCrow will be honoured and farewell in state funeral service held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 21st December 2022.

Support if you’re struggling

If you are feeling overwhelmed and are struggling with the news, please reach out to the 96five Careline Connection.

The 96five Careline Connection is a confidential, telephone help service for listeners who need encouragement, prayer or a listening ear.

The service is available between 9am and 11pm, seven days a week, and can be reached by calling 2103 3195.

You can also contact Beyond Blue or Lifeline on 13 11 14.