FORMER lifeguard at the Tilligerry Aquatic Centre, Constable Hayden Edwards has been released from hospital and is recovering after a knife wound to his back on Good Friday.
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The wound was incurred after Constable Edwards was called to Central Station in Sydney in response to an assault.
Police were talking with two men on Platform One when other man allegedly approached Constable Edwards from behind and stabbed him.
The alleged offender used a 45cm-long hunting knife which had a 30cm blade.
The alleged offender has been charged.
Formerly from Raymond Terrace, Hayden dreamt of becoming a Police Officer.
He was an active member of the SES.
It took him several attempts to be accepted and after training at the Goulburn Police Academy he was posted to Moree in Western NSW where he spent three years. He was then transferred to Sydney.
Hayden was popular with swimmers at the Tilligerry Pool and when Hayden left they put on a farewell party for him and he was presented with a ‘toy kit’ which included a revolver, handcuffs and hat.
The long-term swimmer friends were shocked at the news and wish him a speedy recovery.
Constable Edwards underwent surgery and was released from hospital on Saturday.