South Yorkshire Police Constable Keith Bristow, who was shot dead by a sniper in a police car, was “devastatingly” affected by the incident, his wife said.
Keith Bristow was killed on Saturday afternoon (AEST) in a shooting by a man wearing a gas mask in his police car in South Yorkshire.
The officer, 44, was travelling on a public transport route in the town of Chorlton when he was shot in the head.
His partner, Sarah-Jane O’Toole, has said he was a good man and loved his family.
“It was devastating.
It was devastating,” she told The Sheffield Star.
Police have said the suspect is still at large.
She said it is not clear what happened to the officer after he was fatally shot.
In a statement, South Yorkshire Chief Constable Peter Fahy said the force is working to find out more about the incident.
He said it has been “devASTATING” to learn that a man has been arrested over the killing of a South Yorkshire Constable.
This is a terrible and distressing time for the force and for all South Yorkshire residents.
Chief Constable Fahy also said the investigation into the shooting has been suspended until further notice.
South Yorkshire Police said in a statement that they are “very sorry” for the “devasting” loss of life and are “working closely” with the family.
“We have been devastated to learn of the loss of a colleague in the line of duty and our thoughts and prayers are with them,” the statement said.