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Posthumous honours for fallen officer

A NEW South Wales policeman killed during a suburban dispute in Sydney last week was farewelled by family, friends and colleagues during a moving funeral in Sydney on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson was given an official police funeral and full mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in Parramatta.

During the ceremony, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said Det Insp Anderson lived for the community and died defending it.

They also said he had shown exceptional courage on the day he was murdered.

Commissioner Scipione said even after being attacked with a knife, Insp Anderson had gone to the aid of another officer before being taken by ambulance from a rural property at Windsor to hospital where he died last Thursday.

Commissioner Scipione also posthumously awarded him the National Police Service Medal and the Commissioner's Valour Award.

Battling tears, Insp Anderson's wife Donna noted how people had said the date - 12/12/2012 would not happen again for a thousand years and she prayed "for the sake of my family and the police community that they're right".

Det Insp Anderson died in hospital after being stabbing during a neighbourhood dispute in Sydney last week.

He was 45.

Insp Anderson also leaves behind three children.

Topics:  bryson anderson, police




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