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Const Glen Humphris was one of four officers killed on 22 April when a truck crashed into them on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway

Police officers have lined the sides of the road and saluted Const Glen Humphris as his body was escorted from Victoria to his final resting place in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Humphris was one of four police officers killed in a truck crash on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last month. The others were Leading Snr Const Lynette Taylor, Snr Const Kevin King and Const Josh Prestney.

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Police officers have lined the sides of the road and saluted Const Glen Humphris as his body was escorted from Victoria to his final resting place in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Humphris was one of four police officers killed in a truck crash on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last month. The others were Leading Snr Const Lynette Taylor, Snr Const Kevin King and Const Josh Prestney.

Victorian police escorted Humphris’s body on Saturday to the border of NSW at Albury-Wodonga where their interstate colleagues continued the journey to Newcastle.

Police officers line the road in Albury as the hearse makes its way to Newcastle, NSW, from Victoria. Photograph: Simon Dallinger/AAP

As the hearse made its way north from Melbourne, police stood on the side of the road and saluted the fallen constable.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” Victoria police‘s chief commissioner, Graham Ashton, said.

“At practically every juncture there were officers lining the freeway, saluting as the hearse went past.

“It was not something that was requested. The members decided to do that of their own imitative and it was very humbling to see.”

The procession was expected to pass through the NSW police academy at Goulburn, where a moment’s silence will be observed.

“Glen had only recently left the police academy and the police training environment,” Ashton said. “So the Goulburn academy is a very fitting place, I think, to have a small ceremony.”

Humphris’s grieving partner, Todd Robinson, farewelled his “bubbly, outgoing and loving” soulmate at a small ceremony in Melbourne on Friday.

The officer had been with the force for less than a year when he and his fellow officers were hit by a truck while helping to impound a Porsche in the emergency lane of Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway on 22 April.

Funerals have also been held in line with coronavirus restrictions for Taylor and King. Prestney will be farewelled at Xavier College, where he went to school, on Monday.

A state memorial service will be held when coronavirus measures –including a 10-person funeral limit – are lifted.

The man accused of being behind the wheel of the truck that hit the officers, Mohinder Singh, and the Porsche driver, Richard Pusey, who allegedly fled the crash, have both been charged in relation to the officers’ deaths.


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