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Date: 1 May 2020

The following can be attributed to WA Police Union President Harry Arnott:

Our primary concern is the welfare of our Members involved in this incident and their colleagues.

We have deployed a team to South Hedland who will assist our Members, which is standard practice.

Our information indicates our Members acted to protect the community and themselves and without their intervention this incident would be significantly more tragic for the Hedland community.

This incident again highlights the unique and dangerous job that police officers do. We would expect the WA Police Force to publicly support our Members.