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Bourke Street Tragedy - Statement from the Chair

Victoria Police Legacy would like to commend the efforts of police and members of the public and other emergency services who responded bravely to the carnage of Friday's Bourke Street Mall scene.

The loss of life and the witnessing of life threatening injuries in such traumatic circumstances is an experience that will have a lasting impact, not only for those who directly responded but for every family that stands behind those involved and all of us who stand against such violence.

The policing family looks after each other very well, but we are also an integral part of our community, and on behalf of the Board and staff of VPL, I encourage our membership and the community to support the public fundraising efforts that has been initiated by the State Government.

How to donate: -

For people wishing to donate to this fund you can do so by donating to:

Westpac Banking Corporation?
Name of account: Bourke Street Fund
?BSB: 033 009
?Account Number: 668251

Please feel free to identify yourself through your transfer.

You can also call 1800 226 226 for advice on how to donate.

?Further information can be obtained at: - http://www.vic.gov.au/bourkestreet.html

Whilst Victoria Police was extremely lucky no Police Officer lost their life on this day, we recognise the loss and suffering of others, and hope in some small way we can contribute to the efforts of support that will help others.

If anyone requires more information about the role of VPL in special circumstances, please make contact on 9663 4280 or email:- info@policelegacyvic.org.au

Superintendent Lauren Callaway.?

VPL Chair.