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Woman wanted over alleged hit-and-run death of Senior Constable David Masters

Jun 27, 2021

Queensland Police has revealed the identity of a woman suspected of driving a car which allegedly struck and killed a police officer north of Brisbane yesterday.Senior Constable David Masters, 53, had been deploying road spikes on the Bruce Highway at Burpengary in a bid to stop a car when he was hit just after 3am on Saturday.
In a bid to catch the driver, police released two photographs of Skye Anne Wallis, 33, along with the description: “170 centimetres tall, caucasian with dyed silver hair and brown eyes”.
While police are unaware of her current location, she is believed to have connections with the North Brisbane and Moreton areas.
Detectives are calling for Skye, or anyone with information on her whereabouts, to contact police.
A 24-year-old woman, believed to have been a passenger of the car, was found at an address in Upper Caboolture, and has been charged with murder. She has also been charged with arson (motor vehicle) and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
She has been refused bail and is due to appear in court tomorrow.
Police later located the stolen car burnt out on Quarry Road at Moodlu, a 2020 white Hyundai Kona SUV hire car with licence plates 803ZLA.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll told reporters on Saturday morning: “Despite the best efforts of his colleagues and first responders, he died at the scene. As you can imagine, this is incredibly devastating for everyone involved.”
Senior Constable Masters leaves behind a wife and son.
“As you know, police officers are very close – one big family. And today is up very tough day for everyone,” Ms Carroll said.
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She said Senior Constable Masters was a “highly regarded” officer with 10 years’ experience.
“I spoke to his colleagues and spent some time with them at Deception Bay, and they have got nothing but wonderful words today: hardworking, capable, a beacon at the station, much loved by everyone at the station and across the community,” Ms Carroll said.
“Sadly, this incident demonstrates the dangers our officers face when working to keep our community safe each and every day.”