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Queensland Police Honour Roll should recognise mental and physical injury

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Steven Isles
C/- PO Box 399
INGHAM QLD 4850

Total Signatures - 787

Sponsoring Member: Mr Nick Dametto MP

Posting Date: 10/08/2020

Closing Date: 7/09/2020

Tabled Date: 8/09/2020

Responded By: Hon Mark Ryan MP on 16/10/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the Queensland Ombudsman's finding that the blanket prohibition by the Queensland Police Service, to exclude from the Queensland Police Honour Roll police officers who have died by suicide, is discriminatory.

This follows a more than 10-year-long fight by the family of the late Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Michael Isles. The Ombudsman has recommended that the Queensland Police Commissioner reconsider adding Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Michael Isles to the Queensland Police Honour Roll.

Without further delay, it is time for the Queensland Police Commissioner to accept the recommendation of the Queensland Ombudsman and add Senior Sergeant Michael Isles to the Police Honour Roll.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all within its power to accept the recommendation of the Queensland Ombudsman and add Senior Sergeant Michael Isles to the Police Honour Roll and to enable consideration on merit of other serving police officers whose loss of life can be attributed to suicide being added to the Police Honour Roll.