Marking 12 months since the Eastern Freeway tragedy

Landmark buildings across our city will this evening be lit up to honour the four Victoria Police officers whose lives were tragically taken on the Eastern Freeway, one year ago.

With today marking the 12-month anniversary of the deaths of Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Josh Prestney and Constable Glen Humphris, tonight’s tribute recognises Victorians’ collective and continued grief at their loss.

Flinders Street Station, the Bolte Bridge and the MCG will be among the locations lit up in Victoria Police’s traditional blue.

A date for the State Memorial Service, dedicated to honouring the lives and service of these officers, has also been confirmed and will be held on National Police Remembrance Day, 29 September 2021.

A private service to commemorate the one-year anniversary will be held today at the Victorian Police Academy chapel.

Family members and invited guests will be in attendance, with the service also made available online for Victoria Police employees via the staff intranet.

Planning for the State Memorial Service later this year is currently underway and will be organised in consultation with the officers’ families. Details of this service will be shared in due course.