Statement from Brad Battin, Shadow Minister for Police

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Yesterday in a tragic accident we lost Pauline Smith, a dedicated Paramedic in Western Victoria, and former Police Officer in the South East. 

I want to send my condolences, strength and thoughts to her husband Stephen and their three children. To Pauline’s colleagues, community and the many emergency service responders who knew Pauline, our thoughts are with you. 

In regional towns, those who respond to accidents like this often know the victims, and yesterday was no different. It is important we all offer support to the local paramedics, CFA, SES and police who attended the scene. Our thoughts are also with all of you. 

I had the pleasure of working with Pauline in the early 2000’s, and have very fond memories of our many shifts together on the van. I thank her for her guidance in the early part of my policing career, it will never be forgotten. 

Rest In Peace Pauline Smith – Police Number 31648.

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