Matteo Ratana’s police partner Officer killed at South London StationShe praised the man she described as the “gentle giant” who had affected so many lives.
“There are no words to explain how I feel now about losing Matt; Sue Buschby, who has been in a relationship with a Metropolitan Police Sergeant for five years, said of losing someone I loved and was tragically very close to him.
She added, “I know that Matt has affected the lives of many, with his kindness, patience, kindness, enthusiasm, and methods of caring.” Permit Issued by the Metropolitan Police.
“I had the pleasure to share five years of my life with this beautiful man – a gentle giant, with his infectious smile and big heart. I think of him with tenderness and love.
“Matt was my partner, my friend, my friend, my support, my soulmate. We will miss him a lot but never forget. Matt will always be in my head and heart.”
Ratana, originally from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, came to London in 1989, two years before he joined the force. A former professional rugby player who was on the verge of retirement from the police, he was also a head coach of East Grinstead Rugby Club.
The honor came as a minute of silence was held in the House of Commons and was praised by a series of community leaders and leaders of Croydon’s charities. In a video that was posted on social media on Monday.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said she will present a police charter to dedicate support to officers and their families in law.
“I will continue to do everything in my power to protect them, including leading the work to doubling penalties for attacks on emergency workers and also enacting legislation to introduce a police charter to establish support for our officers and their families in law,” she told the deputies.
No police firearms were fired in the incident, and the case is not treated as terrorism-related. Another man was also arrested in Norwich, Norfolk, on suspicion of supplying a firearm.
23-year-old Luis de Zoysa shooting suspect, The sources told the Guardian. He is still in hospital, in critical condition.