Brother accepts cops had no choice but to shoot
THE faces of police officers as they explained why they shot his brother dead changed Don Logan's view on a tragic Tewantin incident.
Don had maintained until today that his brother Edward Wayne Logan was murdered and tasers should have been used instead of pistols.
But that changed at today's completion of a Coroner's inquest into the matter.
Senior Constable Adam Tickner and Constable Jamieson Wood recalled the lead up, shooting and aftermath from November 23 last year during the second day of evidence this morning.
Both officers feared Edward would kill them as he ran toward them with a metal bar seconds after they arrived at Edward's son Thomas Logan's Outlook Dr home.
Don, a former fire service officer, said he personally suffered from post traumatic stress disorder.
"I saw that (disorder) in the officers today.
"That has changed my views."
He had yesterday viewed confronting footage taken from Const Wood's body worn camera of the fatal incident and also listened to witness accounts.
"The last few days have been the same as when he was shot.
"I've struggled, really struggled, but now I have a closure."
Don said he was able to walk away understanding what happened.
"These officers had no choice.
"By their safety, they have done right."
However, he believed the officers would have to live with the event.
"It will continue for the rest of their lives."
Coroner Terry Ryan gave insight into what his findings would be when he said he had no reason to find against evidence the officers' actions were lawful, justified and tactically sound.
Mr Ryan indicated he would also find the same for the officers involved in the Coolum shooting of Anthony Young on August 21, 2013.