Slain Qld cop remembered as 'a fine son'

Slain Qld cop remembered as 'a fine son'

"Obviously we want to resolve this situation as peacefully as humanly possible", he said.

"He has been challenged by police at that point in time; he has fired at those police", he said.

Rick Maddison was shot by police after a 21-hour siege.

"This is a stark reminder that our police officers, every day, literally, put their life on the line to protect us from mongrels like this", Mr Mander said.

Maddison allegedly opened fire at Forte, his partner also sustained injuries while trying to escape the bullets, losing control of their patrol vehicle which caused it to roll.

"The police officer woke up this morning to do his job and he had people who loved him".

Stewart said he was a dedicated officer and a "fine son" of the state's police force.

Forte's death came after a police pursuit on Monday afternoon.

Officers from the Special Emergency Response Team have arrived at the scene and a huge area has been locked down around Seventeen Mile, 115km west of Brisbane.

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The first signs of an emergency were reports from Toowoomba residents about 2.50pm that multiple police cars, ambulance units and fire trucks were heading from Toowoomba and converging on the scene. "I was only hoping it wasn't getting any closer".

Police say they now have him "contained" on a property in Gatton.

Snr Const Forte was part of Toowoomba's Tactical Crime Squad and worked with Queensland Police for about 15 years.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk sent condolences to the slain officer's friends and family.

It's understood another police vehicle rolled over after the chase resumed and the offender also fired at a police helicopter while entering a farm house.

"He will never be forgotten".

"An armed man remains outstanding and specialist police are responding", police said.

Police have urged nearby residents to remain inside as they try to locate the gunman.

A large area encompassing Fords Road, Forestry Road West, Sandy Creek Road, Gerard Lane, Seventeen Mile Road, Wallers Road and Forest Road is in lockdown.

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