NRL stars to play Forte charity match

Sonia Kohlbacher
NRL stars to play Forte charity match

NRL greats will join with two Queensland police rugby league teams in a charity clash in Brisbane to raise money for the family of murdered police officer Brett Forte.

Former Broncos and Queensland Origin stars Petero Civoniceva, Brad Thorn, Scott Prince and Dane Carlaw will on Saturday run out at Carina for the afternoon match between the QPS Dream Team and the QPS All Stars.

Sporting memorabilia will be auctioned after the game.

"This free event is opened to the public who are encouraged to attend to help show their support," police said.

Senior Constable Forte, 41, was killed in the line of duty by wanted criminal Rick Maddison who gunned him down on May 29 after evading police at a traffic stop in the Lockyer Valley.

Maddison, 40, was shot dead the following day by specialist police after a 21-hour stand-off on a property west of Brisbane.

Senior government officials and authorities attended Sen Con Forte's funeral alongside the respected officer's family, colleagues, friends and community members.

The officer's sacrifice led Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to posthumously award him with the force's highest honour, the Queensland Police Service Valour Award.

The Brett Forte Family Fund has also been established by the Heritage Bank to receive public donations.