Crime night in Horsham

Wimmera Superintendent Graham Kent will speak at this year's Horsham Blue Ribbon Committee's Crime Night. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Superintendent Graham Kent will speak at this year's Horsham Blue Ribbon Committee's Crime Night. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SENIOR police and emergency service staff will share true crime stories in Horsham on Wednesday.

Wimmera Superintendent Graham Kent, Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Maher of the Victorian Police Explosives and Arson Squad and Country Fire Authority state fire investigation co-ordinator Nicole Harvey will speak at this year's Horsham Blue Ribbon Committee's Crime Night.

Proceeds from the fund raising event will be donated to Wimmera Base Hospital's emergency department.

Mr Kent said most of his speech would focus on the Hoddle Street massacre of 1987, where seven people died at the hands of convicted murderer Julian Knight.

"I was the lead investigator on that case and the informant who charged Julian Knight with those offences," he said.

He said he would also speak about the massacre's legacy.

The massacre's implications were far-reaching and shaped the way Victoria Police responded to situations, how it dealt with victims and trained its members.

Blue Ribbon branches honour police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Tickets for the night are $25 and are available at Horsham Police Station or online at www.wesleypac.com.au.

The event will be in Wesley Performing Arts Centre and doors will open at 6.30pm.

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