Police officer David Ritchie, 43, was stabbed by a gangster who then shot him dead.
He died in hospital two days later.
Police Commissioner, Ciaran Ryan said Ritchie’s death had been a “terrible tragedy”.
He said it was the third officer killed in the city in the past year.
“He was a man of great integrity, integrity, character, courage and bravery,” Mr Ryan said.
Police Commissioner Ciara Ryan says the death of a police officer in Brisbane’s inner west has caused “a great deal of pain” to the wider Brisbane community. “
We are absolutely heartbroken for the family and the wider community.”
Police Commissioner Ciara Ryan says the death of a police officer in Brisbane’s inner west has caused “a great deal of pain” to the wider Brisbane community.
He says he would like to apologise to the family of the fallen officer.
Mr Ryan, who said he did not know Ritchie personally, said his department had recently had a “good number of people” leave the force.
He said police officers were often on the front line protecting the community.
“I have a duty to protect the community,” he said.
Queensland Police Minister Ian MacDonald said he was saddened by the death.
“Police officers are human beings, we all love our community,” Mr MacDonald said.
Mr MacDonald also said the death was a “very sad time for our community”. “
They’re just as strong as the next person and I know they’ve made an enormous contribution to our community.”
Mr MacDonald also said the death was a “very sad time for our community”.
“It’s not an easy time for the Queensland Police Force, the police officers and the Queensland Government.
It’s a very difficult time for Queensland,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“It is a very, well-managed force.
We’re looking at every aspect of our policing and it’s a time of mourning and a very sad time.”
Queensland Police Commissioner said the officer’s death has caused a great deal and he was sorry to the community