A MEMORIAL service for Leading Sen-Constable Stephen Harvey will be held at Walwa Primary School on Wednesday at 1.30pm.
Sen-Constable Harvey, 53, was killed on a property near Walwa this month after he was electrocuted while working with a generator on the Cudgewa-Bluff Road.
He had been stationed in Walwa for only eight months after moving from Eildon but had made a big impact in the small town.
“The service is mainly for the Walwa township because a lot of the people Steve had to do with were the elderly and the children and they couldn’t travel down to Bendigo for his funeral last Tuesday,” police chaplain for the Wodonga area Carol Allen said.
“He was a really great guy and we just want to celebrate his life by having a memorial service so that people who weren’t able to go to the funeral are able to say their goodbyes.
“It was just so sudden it’s a shock to everyone and it’s just so tragic and so unexpected.”
Melbourne Detective Sgt Peter Kennedy will speak at the memorial as will Wodonga Insp Tony Davis.
Sen-Constable Harvey wasn’t married and didn’t have any children but his brother will be at the service.
“There will be inspectors coming up from Wodonga and obviously local police will be involved as well,” Ms Allen said.
“A family eulogy will be read, too.”
In his time at Walwa Sen-Constable Harvey gave up his holidays to go on a school camp with students from the local primary school.
He had just joined the Walwa Lions Club and was involved with the Walwa Hospital’s Planned Activity Group for senior citizens.