A young officer from the Sydney Police Department was found dead over the weekend in a national park.
His family spoke highly of him, describing him as “a beloved son, brother, and friend.”
Around 1:40 in the morning on Saturday, the body of 23-year-old Tanzeel Iftikhar Bashir was discovered at Royal National Park.
His coworkers, who had been worried about his well-being since the previous evening and had been looking for him ever since, were the ones who came across him.
“There does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances,” the police said.
On Tuesday, a funeral service will be held for him at the Lakemba Mosque.
The officer’s cousin shared the news of the officer’s passing on social media, writing, “It is with a heavy heart I tell our dear Tanzeel Iftikhar Bashir, 23 years old, a loving son, brother, and friend has returned to his Lord.”
“I would appreciate it if you could spread the word so that we can have as many people as possible attend the janazah (funeral) for my cousin.”
Many people paid respect to the constable by writing eulogies in his obituary, calling him a “good man” and a “absolute legend.”
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The serious incident is being investigated by detectives from the homicide squad, who will submit a report for the coroner after they have finished their work.
The investigation will also be reviewed by the Professional Standards Command as well as the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission.
His family as well as his fellow officers have gained support from the New South Wales Police Force.
The passing of the victim came only a few short weeks after the death of homicide detective Adam Child.