A police sergeant who committed suicide last week at the Sydney Police Centre has been identified as dad-of-two Matthew Theoklis.
Sgt. Theoklis is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on November 30 at the building in Surry Hills.
He had been a police officer since 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December 2019 for the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, according to a NSW Police fundraiser for his heartbroken family.
At the time of his death, Sgt. Theoklis was performing duties with the Major Events and Emergency Management and State Planning Unit.
“Theo was a well-respected member of the NSW Police Force who took immense pride in his job,” a statement on the fundraiser read.
“He performed his duties with the highest of professionalism and will be remembered for the fun and antics, for which he was renowned.”
He leaves behind his fiancée Rebekah, who is also a NSW police officer, and their three-year-old twin daughters Brooke and Sophie, “who adore their dad”.
“Theo was a wonderful father who cherished his girls and would constantly talk about them,” police said.
All donations will go toward caring for Sgt. Theoklis’ young family.
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