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Mother and son charged over murder of NSW police officer

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 7 December, 2012 - 8:38 AM
POlice NSW

A mother and son have been charged over the death of a Sydney police officer killed in the line of duty yesterday afternoon.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has paid tribute to Senior Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, describing him as an 'excellent officer and a damn good bloke'.

Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, 45, was killed in an axe attack in Sydney's north west while responding to a domestic dispute on Thursday afternoon.

The father of three was part of a police response to a neighbourhood dispute at a rural property in Scheyville Rd, Oakville, about 2:00pm on Thursday.

It's understood Detective Anderson was seriously injured when he was separated from a number of other officers and struck in the back of the head with an axe.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics around 4.15pm, but later died at Hawkesbury Hospital.

Speaking outside the hospital on Thursday night, Police Commissioner Scipione said the police force had lost 'one of its finest officers'.

He described Detective Anderson as a widely respected veteran of the force who came from a police family.

A 19-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman believed to be his mother were arrested at the scene. Murder charges have since been laid.

Scott Webber from the Police Association has told Stuart Bocking the dangers they face - is in the back of their minds everyday.

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  • I have thought this through very carefully. I note mandatory life imprisonment is now the standard 'punishment' for a mongrel/s who murder a police officer. It is now time for that mandatory sentence to be up-graded. I want nothing less than mandatory death penalty for this time of crime - with no appeal rights at all! Fight fire with damned double fire is the recipe here!

    Samuel Kyrikos Sunday 9 December, 2012 - 8:10 PM
  • Capital punishment should be manditory for cop killers>.

    Steve Saturday 8 December, 2012 - 3:18 AM
  • One Suspended sentence coming up.... wait a moment, maybe not, this was a law man... jail time for the accused in this one.

    Mark Friday 7 December, 2012 - 6:24 PM
  • I trust the pair of ferals responsible will receive the now mandatory life prison sentence for the murder of this revered police officer simply doing his job for the people of NSW.

    Samuel Kyrikos Friday 7 December, 2012 - 2:43 PM
  • Maybe the danger is the fact that they have deluded themselves for so long,too long, that they cannot be controlled..Well dirty linen has a habit of coming dirtier if the stains are not washed out.It just another process in the so called squeaky uncritizable copper HAVING TO FINALLY EAT HUMBLE PIE and publicly acknowledge they are not the sun shining out of their a......e

    bloated egos Friday 7 December, 2012 - 1:02 PM
  • Another case of gen x authoritarianism.He had no need to presume control.in fact he aggravated it....THE SITUATION AND WHY IS THE REPORTING OF THIS DELAYED.?

    absolute foolish stupidity Friday 7 December, 2012 - 11:10 AM

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