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.
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.