The funeral for slain New South Wales policeman William Crews took place in Sydney today.

Constable Crews died after being shot accidentally by a fellow policeman.

Alicia Ng reports.

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St Andrews Cathedral surpassed capacity today as family and friends gathered to remember 26-year-old Will Crews.

More than two thousand police officers from across the country came to honour their colleague and show their support.

His brother delivered a eulogy on behalf of the family, recalling fond memories of them growing up together.

Ben Crews, Brother: “He was a constant source of frustration and amusement growing up. Always taking and using my things and doing generally what little brothers do best to harass their older brothers.”

The NSW Police Commissioner posthumously awarded Crews his detective designation.

He also received the Commissioner’s valour award for conspicuous merit and exceptional bravery.

Constable Crews died last week when a shot from a fellow police officer hit him in the neck during a drug rain in Sydney’s south-west.

The officer responsible is believed to have attended the funeral and was invited to sit with the extended Crews family.

A personal funeral will be held in Crews’ home town of Glen Innes on Monday.

Alicia Ng, QUT News.