/ 20 November 2023

A nightmare run for police in South Oz

South Australia police

It’s been a tough few days for South Oz’s police community… Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig was shot and killed on Thursday night near the Victorian border – he and 2 colleagues were making routine enquiries on a remote farm when he and Sergeant Michael Hutchinson were shot. Hutchinson is expected to recover, while the 26yo suspect Jaydn Stimson received life-threatening injuries. It’s the first time a police officer has been killed on duty in the state since 1985. And on Friday night, Charlie Stevens, son of Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, was the victim of an alleged hit-and-run at Goolwa Beach. He died on Saturday. An unnamed 18yo has been charged and will appear in court today. Premier Peter Malinauskas said “the South Australian Police family are hurting,” but “they have the love and support” of residents of the state. 

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