By President George Tilbury

Tragically, for the first time since 2007, we lost one of our brothers in blue.

First Class Constable Den Green was killed in the line of duty during a training exercise in West Toodyay on December 7, 2017.

Along with WAPU Directors, Staff and representatives from other Australian police unions, I had the chance to pay my respects to Den at his funeral, which was held at the WA Police Academy Chapel on December 20, 2017.

Since his death, WAPU has been working with the WA Police Force to ensure that Den’s wife, Michelle and their two sons are cared for. We will continue to look after Den’s family and endeavour to help them through this extremely traumatic period.

We will remember.


WA Police Pipe Band lead the funeral procession.



Police Chaplain Michael Mateljan, Deputy Commissioner Steve Brown, Commissioner
Chris Dawson and Police Chaplain Keith Carmody lead the funeral cortege.



Funeral procession at the Police Academy Chapel.



Colleagues carry Den Green into the Chapel.