Tribute to fallen Police officers

Police Inspectors paying their respects during the Police Remembrance Day at the Makoi Police Mobile yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

A MOVING ceremony to commemorate fallen officers of the Fiji Police Force was yesterday morning at the Fiji Police Special Response Unit in Nasinu.

The Fiji Police Force recorded 18 deaths from September 29, last year to September 16 this year.

During the event, Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum described the event as a solemn one as it involved the remembering of officers who had served the Fiji Police Force with dedication and integrity.

 

Rehana Hassan reminisces about her late husband Sergeant Mohammed Hassan during the Police Rememberance Day at the Makoi Police Mobile yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

 

He said with this day and age, it was important for people to look after themselves well.

“At this day and age of NCD’s, this day and age of new foods, new drinks-we have be careful,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“We have to ensure that we exercise regularly, we eat appropriately and we are able to spend time with our family members and be able to look after our own selves because if we do not then of course we can fall prey to the mortality that awaits all of us and some of us sooner than others.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said it was imperative for Government to ensure that police officers were given the right equipment’s, tools and for them be rewarded appropriately for the critical services they render to the Fijian public.

 

Fiji Police Director of Training Marika Yalimaiwai lays down a wreath whilst Inspector Reshmi Dass looks on during the Police Rememberance Day ceremony at the Makoi Police Mobile yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

 

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