The fiancée of a NSW Police officer revealed their baby’s gender as he was farewelled by friends and family on Monday.
NSW Police Constable Aaron Vidal, 28, was killed while travelling home from work in Rouse Hill, in Sydney’s northwest, earlier this month.
Police will allege in court the driver of a ute ran a red light at an intersection and struck Cst Vidal on his motorbike.
His fiancée, Jess Loh, addressed Cst Vidal’s loved ones during his funeral at St Marys Cathedral, telling them the soon-to-be dad couldn’t wait to find out the gender of their first child, The Daily Telegraph reported.
“You were a proud dad to be and busting to find out our baby’s gender and you wanted so bad to share that exciting news with everyone. Well darling, here is your last wish, we are having a baby boy,” she said, according to the paper.
“I have no doubt he will grow up to be just as stubborn, handsome, witty, loving and wise, just like you… to the love of my life, always and forever.”
Cst Vidal’s father David, also a police officer, cried as he told those in attendance his son “is many things and memorable is certainly one of them”.
The constable was an organ donor and 7News reported his organs have since saved two lives.
Police Deputy Commissioner Jeff Loy paid tribute to his colleague earlier this month.
He said Cst Vidal worked alongside his father at the Day Street Police Station in Sydney's CBD.
The 28-year-old had been confirmed as a constable in December 2018 and was attached to the force's "proactive crime team".
"He was a man of service – he was a member of the armed forces before he joined the police force and really, a 28-year-old young man on the journey of life," Mr Loy said.
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