A WELL-RESPECTED, senior police officer has been killed after he was hit in the back of the head during an altercation Sydney’s north-west.
Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, 45, was attacked at a semi-rural property on Scheyville Road, Oakville, just after 2pm on Thursday. A 19-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were arrested at the scene and taken to Windsor police station, where they were being questioned.
Officers had been called to the property earlier in the afternoon after neighbours complained about arrows being fired into their yard from a crossbow.
Killed ... Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson. Photo: Kylie Pitt/Hawkesbury Gazette
The situation escalated to the point where 11 officers had to be called to the home.
At one stage officers were attacked by dogs. It appears that Detective Inspector Anderson became separated from the other officers and that was when he was attacked.
Detective Inspector Anderson was rushed to Hawkesbury District Hospital after the attack but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, was last night consoling Inspector Anderson’s family.
He is the 10th officer from the NSW Police Force to be killed on duty since 1980.
The man arrested at the scene lived at the home where the altercation took place. Neighbours said he was regularly seen hunting with a crossbow.