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Man charged following death of off-duty policeman on Victorian road

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A man has been charged following the death of an off-duty police officer who was killed while cycling in Victoria’s north-east.

A man has been charged in relation to the death of an off-duty police officer who was killed while cycling in country Victoria.

A 57-year-old man has been charged with culpable driving following the fatal November 12 collision which killed Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox.

The man was allegedly driving a car that struck the 42-year-old local officer on Sea Lake Road in the state's north-east.

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Snr Const Cox died at the scene. The driver is understood to have stopped at the scene and assisted with enquiries.

The charged Sea Lake man was bailed to appear at the Mildura Magistrates' Court on 18 May.

"Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was a well-respected and admired member of the Sea Lake community working at the community's one-person station for the past eight years," Victoria Police said in a statement on social media at the time.

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"Victoria Police extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to Dennis' immediate and extended family and friends."

Mr Cox spent 12 years with Victoria Police working in Western Victoria, the last eight years at a one-man station in Sea Lake, according to Crime Watch Victoria.

Source: 9News

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