LTNZ mourns the loss of Steve Fitzgerald
Land Transport NZ mourns the loss of Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald
Land Transport New Zealand is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of our friend and colleague Police Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald.
Steve's tremendous leadership, drive and enthusiasm as head of road policing from 2000 to 2005 played a significant role in achieving a 20 percent reduction in annual road deaths during that period.
“Steve helped to strengthen the strategic alliance between Police and other Government agencies with a common goal of saving lives and preventing injuries on our roads. That he has been taken from us in this way reminds us of the huge burden of pain and suffering borne by the friends and families of all those who are killed and injured on our roads,” said Simon Whiteley, Acting Chief Executive of Land Transport NZ.
“We will also remember Steve as a true ‘hard case’, a well-rounded person with a fun-loving personality to complement the professionalism and passion which he brought to his work.
“We will honour Steve's memory by renewing our commitment to the work that he believed in and gave so much of himself to achieve. Steve will be hugely missed, and our thoughts are with his family, friends and work colleagues at this very difficult time.”