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Female police officer takes her own life

A female constable in her 20s has taken her own life in regional WA. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sharon Smith
A female constable in her 20s has taken her own life in regional WA. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sharon Smith

A police officer in her 20s has taken her own life in regional Western Australia.

The young female constable was found dead in her Albany home on Wednesday, about 400km southeast of Perth.

She has not yet been named.

A female constable in her 20s has taken her own life in regional WA. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sharon Smith
A female constable in her 20s has taken her own life in regional WA. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sharon Smith

Support is being provided to the devastated family by the WA Police Union and said they extend their “sincerest condolences to the constable’s family, friends and colleagues at this time”.

“It is with overwhelming sadness that we mourn the loss of a member of the blue family today,” the statement read.

“A serving police constable passed away this morning.”

Acting WA Police Chief Commissioner Kylie Whiteley said the death of the young officer was a “tragedy”.

The young woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sharon Smith
The young woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sharon Smith

“Family members and staff within the Great Southern Police District are in the process of being provided with support during this tragic time,” she wrote in a statement.

“I ask you to reach out if you need help… keep an eye on those around you and offer your personal support where needed.”

A report will be prepared by the coroner and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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