Barry Hills to be farewelled on Thursday


The funeral for a respected police officer who died in a motorcycle crash almost two weeks ago will be held on Thursday.

Daylesford police Sergeant Barry Hills was off-duty when he was killed in a crash with a car at Darley, near Bacchus Marsh on September 8.

He was officer-in-charge at Bacchus Marsh Police Station when he died and had spent years with the force in Ballarat.

His funeral will be held at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts at 11am.

On-street car parking will be restricted near the WCPA, with access to on-street car parking to be set aside for those attending the funeral.

This parking will be set aside on Howitt Street between Park and Forest streets.

On-street car parking will also be restricted to use by those attending the funeral on both sides of Forest Street between Howitt and Norman streets.

The roads will remain open, however restrictions to parking will be in place from 5.30am and will remain until early afternoon.

All restricted parking will be clearly marked.