Details about the tragic incident have revealed that the police officers did not stand a chance. The police found the family’s hiding places beneath sniper foxholes on their property in Wieambilla, near Tara.
According to investigators, the suspects were allegedly in wait for the police to arrive. The search for evidence at the family’s remote property started three days after the tragic incident. The operation was delayed as the bomb squad was called in to carry out a search for booby traps.
Investigators are trying to determine how long the Train family knew the police would be coming to their property after it was revealed that it was equipped with security cameras and a massive amount of ammunition. The driveway barricades were made to slow down vehicles, and the surveillance cameras were able to notify the family whenever a car was coming.
It has been revealed that the two foxholes were concealed under scrub, and the living quarters were dug into the ground. Before the incident, the Trains laid down in full camouflage, and they trained their guns on the two officers. One of the officers, Matthew Arnold, was shot as he stepped over an edge fence.
While Officer Randall Kirk was calling for help, Constable Keeley Brough dove for cover. The Trains seized Arnold’s gun before killing McCrow. They then stole the police radios to keep track of their movements and to try and flush out the remaining officers.
Vic Lewis and Alan Dare, who were from neighboring properties, arrived at the Trains property after hearing the gunfire. They were not prepared for what they would encounter. Dare was on the phone with the police when he was shot, and he collapsed as Lewis ran away from the property.
Dare’s wife Kerry Dare was at home when Lewis collected Dare and met the police at the Train property. The story behind the three conspiracy theorists is still developing. It has been revealed that Nathaniel and Stacey were married at high school, but after they had children, they later separated.
All three of them were deeply rooted in the local education system, which is why Nathaniel had a gun license in New South Wales or Queensland. In 2016, both Stacey and Gareth Train left their positions with the Queensland Education Department.
In 2020, Nathaniel Train resigned from his position with the Queensland Education Department. He then went to New South Wales and worked as the principal of a primary school in Walgett. He left his position as the school’s principal in 2021.