On Friday a tragic event happened in my life. My 87 year old aunt, after many years of pain and recent severe suffering both physically and mentally, decided to end her own life. She left a note and due to the nature of her death, the issue of fowl play has to be ruled out, so interviews, autopsies, etc. need to be conducted.
What I was not expecting was the gentleness and compassion shown by every single police officer and detective I had to deal with on that day! After a very frustration situation with 3 recent visits to the Canberra Hospital with my aunt, I have been astounded and so grateful for the way in which I was spoken to and supported through what was a really awful day. Nothing was too much trouble.
I have always respected the police as a whole and the job they do (I certainly couldn’t do it) and am so pleased to know that they obviously have the right training and people in the right positions to deal with traumatic situations in a sensitive manner.