FAREWELL TO AARON VIDAL

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Constable Aaron Vidal

Police lined the streets and crowds stood outside St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Monday for the funeral of 28-year-old police officer Constable Aaron Vidal from Bligh Park.

The father-to-be died after his motorbike was involved in a crash at the intersection of Windsor and Schofields roads just before 5.45pm on Thursday, June 18 on his way home from work.

His fiancée Jess Loh told mourners at the funeral that the couple were expecting a baby boy.

Channel 7 News reported that Aaron Vidal was an organ donor and two people will benefit from his gift of life.

The driver of the utility involved in the crash, a 37-year-old man from The Ponds has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning death.

Constable Vidal, worked at Sydney City Police Area Command alongside his father, Chief Inspector David Vidal.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said: “Dave has always been incredibly proud of his son following in his footsteps and walking the beat sideby- side with him.”

Constable Vidal was part of class ‘332’ and started duties as a probationary constable at the Day Street Police Station in December 2017. He was confirmed as a constable in December 2018.

He joined the Proactive Crime Team at the end of last year, targeting crimes that directly impact the community.

Commissioner Fuller said: “On two occasions he had been formally recognised for good police work by members of the community, which shows that he was held in high regard by not only his peers, but the community he served.”

“Prior to joining the police force, Aaron served in the Australian Army, which further demonstrates his commitment to serving and protecting the community,” he said.

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