Dashcam video reveals police officer Brett Forte’s final moments
Video showing Senior Constable Brett Forte’s final moments has been released for the first time during a coronial inquest into the deaths of the police officer and shooter Rick Maddison, after almost four years.
Maddison opened fire on Mr Forte and his surviving colleague Senior Constable Catherine Nielsen while they were in their squad car in May 2017, during a police chase.
And now the newly released dashcam footage reveals the incredible danger faced by police on that day.
The video shows the police chase come to a dramatic end in bushland near Toowoomba – west of Brisbane – after police pursued Maddison over outstanding offences.
But what the police didn’t know was that heavily armed Maddison was leading them into a deadly trap.
From the radio chatter it’s evident there are two police cars tailing Maddison.