Murdered Senior Constable Dave Masters To Be Farewelled This Afternoon

Invitation-only funeral

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Brisbane police officer Senior Constable Dave Masters will be farewelled with a funeral on Friday July 9, two weeks following his death on duty.

The 53-year-old was killed while using road spikes to try and stop an allegedly stolen car at Burpengary on Friday, June 26.

He will be farewelled at an invitation-only funeral capped at 100 guests at Burpengary. Due to COVID restrictions, a non-traditional honour guard will be undertaken at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex.

Queensland Police officers will pause for a minute's silence at 12:15pm and flags will be flown at half-mast at all state government buildings.

The Queensland Police Union spoke about the remembering Dave Masters during restrictions.

“In order to honour our colleague and adhere to restrictions imposed by the current COVID environment, an approach has been taken where police members can gather outdoors, under managed arrangements, and remember our colleague", they said. 

He has been described as hard-working, capable and much-loved by everyone at the station and across the community.

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Amber Lowther

8 July 2021

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