Greek Australian SA police officer Joanne Shanahan to be farewelled next week


By Agyro Vourdoumpa

Greek Australian chief Superintendent Shanahan will be remembered by her family in a service, on May 8 at 11:00am, said SA Police Chief Comissioner Grant Stevens.

“As with every other family who has lost a loved one during this COVID-19 response, the ability to celebrate Joanne’s life is severely restricted,” Comissioner Stevens said.

“The funeral service will be held in a way that enables as many people as possible who knew or cared about Joanne or her family to be involved, and the South Australia Police will be playing its part as well.

“The hearse will be travelling from Joanne’s home address along a specified route, so anyone who would like to come outside and pay their respects as the hearse travels that route will be able to do so.”

As per the Funeral Home’s announcement “the cortege will travel up Greenhill Road from Unley Road, and along Fullarton Road, Kensington Road, Osmond Terrace and Magill Road to the Chapel of Berry’s Funeral Home”

Due to the COVID-19 the service will be live-streamed. You can find the link here

Driver has been formally charged

According to a press release published earlier today, by South Australia Police, Harrison Kitt, 20, who remains in hospital was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated causing death by dangerous driving and one count of aggravated causing harm by dangerous driving.

Kitt was granted bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court on July 8.

On Friday, Kitt’s family released a public statement saying they were heartbroken for the other families involved and said they had been worried about their son’s mental health in the days leading up to the crash.

South Australia Police, and on behalf of Victoria Police, have been touched by the displays of blue across the State in…

Posted by South Australia Police on Friday, 1 May 2020




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