Mr Robinson said senior police officers knocked on his door on Wednesday night to inform him of his partner’s death while he was cooking dinner for Constable Humphris, who grew up on NSW’s Central Coast.
He heard about the crash on the news and messaged Constable Humphris to check he was alright, but did not get a response.
“My soulmate has gone,” he told media on Thursday. “We, being new in Victoria, our third year, we relied on each other for support to go up and meet people and through Glen being in police we were starting to branch out and gain friends. Our life in Victoria was looking pretty good.
“He is gone and I’m still coming to terms with that. That door is not going to open and he’s not going to bumble in, say ‘hello’ to me and grab the dog, and me and him go off for a walk and a run [or] wake up in the morning, go for a run together.
“I tend to move away and have my moments and then come back … I wanted to speak about Glen. The only way we’re going to remember Glen and the other three is to talk about all the good times.”
Mr Robinson said the couple bonded over their love for adventure and the outdoors. They competed in triathlons, went skydiving together and regularly went mountain-biking, running and walking with one another, and were planning a trip to America having just been to Cambodia.
“He was doing his job,” Mr Robinson said.
“Every day the police out there in the community are putting their lives on the line and they don’t know who is out there … they are there to protect and serve and that’s what he did. And he loved it, making sure everyone was doing the right thing.
“He was a person. He was a human. He wears that uniform and there’s a lot of hurt going on in the background.
“They are all human out there, they are all trying to help and protect everybody. No one deserves this. They put their uniform on, they don’t know. And I didn’t know, I was expecting him to come home. He didn’t.”
Mr Robinson said his family had come down to Melbourne to console him, while Constable Humphris family remained in NSW and were “very, very upset and distraught.”
Anthony is a sports and general news reporter at The Age.