Friends describe police officer as a 'true hero'

Tara Boers posted on Facebook: "Robbie was one of the greatest men I have ever known"
Tara Boers posted on Facebook: "Robbie was one of the greatest men I have ever known" Credit: Tara Boers/Facebook

Tributes have been paid to "true hero" Officer Robert German, the policeman found dead in the wealthy residential suburb of Windermere on Saturday.

On a Facebook page set up to remember the fallen officer, Tara Boers wrote: "Robbie was one of the greatest men I have ever known! He stepped right in as a father figure to my daughter and we remained amazing friends since I met him.

"He loved being a police officer even knowing the risks involved. My daughter and I feel such loss today and will love him forever," she added.

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