Exclusive: The wife of the last policeman killed on duty has broken her silence to reveal the heartbreak of losing her school sweetheart.

Speaking on the eve of the 10th anniversary of what became known as the Napier siege, Vicki Snee revealed that her husband, Len Snee, was shot dead just two weeks before the birth of their first grandchild.

"Leonard died doing a job he loved but he was so much more. I think Leonard's biggest legacy is his family," she said.

"He didn't get to meet any of his grandchildren. He now has five. He was a strong