David Masters Wiki – David Masters Bio
David Masters was a Queensland police officer Senior Constable who has been killed on the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane while responding to a suspected stolen vehicle in the early hours of this morning.
Queensland police said he died at the scene of the incident, which happened just after 3:00am at Burpengary.
He was 53 years old.
The Senior Constable Masters was deploying road spikes when he was hit.
The driver involved left the scene of the incident.
Late on Saturday afternoon, police said they had found a burnt-out Hyundai Kona they believed to have been involved in the fatal hit and run.
The vehicle was found on the side of Quarry Road at Moodlu, north-west of Caboolture.
A driver remains on the run and a female passenger has been charged with murder after a police officer was allegedly run down by a stolen car.
Senior Constable David Masters, 53, died on the scene when he was hit by a white Hyundai Kona SUV while trying to deploy a tyre-deflating device on the Bruce Highway, near Deception Bay north of Brisbane, at 3am on Saturday.
The vehicle was later set alight and its burnt-out remains discovered 25km away in Moodlu.
Police arrested a 24-year-old woman at a home in Upper Caboolture, in the Moreton Bay Region, on Sunday.
They allege the woman was a passenger in the car and charged her with murder, arson, and unlawful use of a vehicle.
She was refused bail and will face Caboolture Magistrates Court on Monday.
The woman was arrested after police surrounded a home in Moodlu, near where the burned-out car was found.
Mr Masters leaves behind his wife Sharon and their son Jack, and had joined the force in 2011.
Queensland Police Union General Secretary Mick Barnes struggled to fight off tears as he spoke about his friend.
‘It’s one thing to turn up to these scenes in the hours of darkness but when you realise that it’s one of your friends — David lived for the job and he was dedicated and loved the outdoors, loved these horses — hence he was in the mounted unit,’ he said.
Investigations are continuing.
Police are appealing for witnesses – especially anyone with dashcam footage – to the incident.
The registration of the vehicle involved with the tragedy is 803ZLA.
Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit and Ethical Standards Command immediately began investigating the horrific incident.
‘This is devastating news for our police family and we are offering support to all officers and staff,’ Commissioner Carroll said.
‘Sadly, this incident demonstrates the dangers our officers face when working to keep our community safe each and every day.
‘I spoke to his colleagues and spent some time with them at Deception Bay and they had nothing but wonderful words for Dave – hard-working, capable, a beacon at the station, much loved by everyone at the station and across the community.’
The incident closed the Bruce Highway for close to eight hours on Saturday morning.