The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

SICK SLUR ON HERO’S WIDOW

Jaw-dropping truth police tried to hide

- ALEXANDRIA UTTING

THE heartbroke­n widow of slain police hero Brett Forte has revealed she was blamed for her own husband’s death by some colleagues and harassed by members of the public who claimed his murderer was a “hero”.

Senior Constable Susan Forte, who worked along with her husband at Toowoomba, revealed some other officers laid blame on her because she identified violent criminal Ricky Maddison as a public risk.

In a cruel twist of fate, her work led to the 2017 operation in which her husband was killed.

The explosive claims were aired by Mrs Forte in emotional comments for an article in the Queensland Police Service’s internal bulletin, which was never published after senior officers raised concerns.

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