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A senior sergeant has been found dead at Moorabbin police station in Melbourne’s south-east. 

Victoria police confirmed in a statement that the officer had taken his own life on Friday night. 

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm a senior sergeant has taken his own life on Friday 13 January,” the statement reads. 

“The male police officer was located deceased at the station just before 7.30pm.

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“His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”

It is understood the officer was off-duty at the time. 

The Police Association of Victoria extended their condolences to the officer’s family and urged anyone who was struggling to seek help.

“We can confirm reports of a non-operational incident that occurred at the Moorabbin police station yesterday afternoon where a police member has sadly passed away,” it said in a Facebook post. 

“Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the deceased member who will be supported by The Police Association and Victoria Police.”

Former Police officer and Opposition corrections spokesman Brad Battin urged people check-in on their local police officers.

“My thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of a life gone too soon,” Mr Battin wrote on social media.

“Today, reach out and thank all police for the stress and pressure they put themselves and their family under to protect our community.”

If you need support, help is available: Lifeline 13 11 14

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