Death of police officer in Lockyer Valley

A Special Emergency Response Team was sent to the scene at Seventeen Mile where police officer was shot.

He sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and died a short time later.

Queensland police officer Senior Constable Brett Forte was fatally shot on Monday.

He said the incident again showed how "complex and unsafe the job of policing is in this state and our nation".

Earlier today, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the aim was to negotiate with Maddison, who is wanted by police on multiple domestic violence and weapon charges.

Other police officers at the scene of the shooting had been able to extract Senior Constable Forte and themselves.

"His partner who was working with him is in good spirits, as good as you can be at this point in time", he said.

He is suspected of fatally shooting Senior Constable Brett Forte after the police officer intercepted his vehicle.

Police overnight were negotiating with a gunman holed up in a farm house.

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Police have declared an emergency situation in the Lockyer Valley.

"I know was it was completely unexpected and Brett sadly never had a chance", Queensland Police Union chief executive Ian Leavers said.

He said helicopters were circling overhead and police cars had been tearing past his home and he estimated the gunfire to be three to four kilometres from his home.

Shadow police minister Tim Mander joined Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in paying tribute to Sen Const Forte, whose wife Susan is also a police officer.

Snr Const Forte was part of Toowoomba's Tactical Crime Squad and worked with Queensland Police for about 15 years.

A resident and witness told the Courier Mail that the man ran on to a farm and into a container soon after killing the officer.

A Queensland policeman shot and killed after trying to pull over a man west of Brisbane has been remembered as a dedicated officer, family man and a "fine son" of the state's police force.

Police cordoned off a large section of Seventeen Mile, forcing some locals to sleep in their cars.

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