Dozens of police officers performed a haka at Eden Park stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 9, in tribute to a colleague who was shot dead during a traffic stop on June 19.
Officer Matthew Hunt, 28, was killed while on duty in the Auckland suburb of Massey. His family has since been “overwhelmed” by the support they’ve received from across the country, according to Radio New Zealand.
This footage, shared by the Auckland City District Police, shows Hunt’s family being handed the New Zealand flag before officers perform the police haka, “Ko Te Uru Pounamu,” in front of his coffin on the stadium’s field.
The public farewell was held after a private funeral for family, according to Radio New Zealand, and was attended by New Zealand Police Minister Stuart Nash, National Party MP Mark Mitchell, and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Credit: Auckland City District Police via Storyful