Two officers killed in freeway crash farewelled

Victorian police officers, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Glen Humphris, killed in the Eastern Freeway crash will be farewelled at funerals today.

Two officers killed in freeway crash farewelled

Two Victorian police officers killed in the line of duty in the horror Eastern Freeway crash will be farewelled at funerals today.

Constable Glen Humphris has been farewelled in a private service at the Police Academy in Glen Waverley this morning.

Senior Constable Kevin King will be farewelled at a separate service later this afternoon at 1pm.

The two officers were killed along with colleagues Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Constable Josh Prestney when a truck allegedly crashed into them on the Eastern Freeway on April 22.


A funeral was held at the academy for Sen. Const. Taylor yesterday.

The service was followed by a minute's silence by Victoria Police members.

Const. Humphris joined Victoria Police in 2019, shortly after moving to Melbourne with his partner of four years, Todd Robinson, who described him as "bubbly, outgoing and loving".

At the time of the accident, he was on placement as part of his probationary constable extended training.


Sen. Const. King, meanwhile, had been with Victoria Police for six years, and was described by his family as "a caring, considerate, gentle and kind-hearted person".

The 50-year-old is survived by his wife, Sharron Mackenzie and their three children William, James and Henry.

After the two officers' funerals, their colleagues will form a guard of honour at police stations across the state.

Police Minister Lisa Neville, Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam and the secretary of the police union Wayne Gatt will then lay a wreath at the Airlie Conference Centre, which was once a police training college.


Senior Constable Kevin King.

Const. Prestney will be farewelled at Xavier College, where he graduated in 2009, on Monday.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, a maximum of 10 people can attend each funeral, with the services live-streamed to family, friends and colleagues who cannot attend.

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton will assist in officiating at each of the services.

He said a public state memorial service will be held once restrictions are lifted.

- With AAP Reporting

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