THE city’s top cop says all police are affected by the murder of an employee outside the force’s Parramatta headquarters.
It comes as most police HQ workers head back to work on Tuesday for the first time since losing colleague Curtis Cheng, a long-term accountant who was shot dead on his way home from work by a radicalised teen.
Wagga Local Area Commander Superintendent Bob Noble said police have banded together since the shocking crime.
Curtis was not a sworn officer and we would associate his workplace as being one of the safest places on earth - and yet here it is, he’s been murdered.- Bob Noble
“Curtis was not a sworn officer and we would associate his workplace as being one of the safest places on earth – and yet here it is, he’s been murdered,” he said
“We’re all quite shocked by it.”
Superintendent Noble reminded the community to remain vigilant in times of heightened terror alert.
He joins a chorus of state and national leaders who have urged community cohesion.
“We need to be aware that these things can happen anywhere and if something doesn’t seem right, please report it,” he said.
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