Su Bushby, the partner of murdered police office Matt Ratana, has sent a message paying tribute to her ‘gentle giant’ with the ‘infectious smile’.
Partner of murdered police officer pays tribute: MP’s in the House of Commons fell silent on Monday as a mark of respect for him. His partners message said “I know Matt touched many, many people’s lives with his friendliness, patience, kindness, enthusiasm and caring ways.
I had the pleasure of sharing five years of my life with this lovely man. My gentle giant, with his infectious smile and big heart. I think of him with tenderness and love. Matt was my partner, friend, confidant, support and soul mate.
He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Matt will always be in my head and in my heart”. Sergeant Ratana, who was born and raised in New Zealand, had worked for the Metropolitan Police for 5 years.
The suspect is said to still be in a critical condition in hospital. After he received a bullet following the shooting of Sgt. Ratana.
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