Koforidua: 7 Police Officers killed in line of duty remembered in memorial day parade

Koforidua: Seven(7) Police Officers Killed In Line Of Duty Remembered In Memorial Day Parade

Koforidua: 7 Police Officers killed in line of duty remembered in memorial day parade

Seven (7) police officers with the Eastern Regional Police Command killed in line of duty from 2016 to 2022 have been remembered in a memorial day observation held at the forecourt of the Regional Police Headquarters on Wednesday October 5, 2022.

The officers killed in line of duty are General Constable Chris Quarshie with Koforidua Division died in 2021, General Corporal Nathaniel Afriyie Marfo and General Lance corporal Balatinang Katapranang Kwasi, both at Nkawkaw division died in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

The rest are Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare, General Lance corporal Joseph Yankey all stationed at Akyem Oda division were killed in 2019 and 2020 respectively, General Sargent William Seworkpor, and General Sargent Moses Tetteh Nartey both stationed at Asamankese Division died in 2016 and 2021 respectively.

The bereaved family members present could not hold back their tears as they reminisce the callous death of their beloved ones.

Wreath were laid by the Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Regional Commander, MCE for New Juaben North and the bereaved family.

In a brief sermon, Rev Chief Inspector Godwin Kumatror, Chaplain Police training school called on the police personnel to do good work in all their endeavors that, service to mankind is service to God.

Some members of the bereaved families urged the Police administration to facilitate justice for the police officers by arresting and prosecuting their assailants.

They also bemoaned delay in payment of financial entitlement due the slain personnel.

The Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong expressed deepest condolences of government to the bereaved families.

He acknowledged sacrifices of Police personnel in protecting lives and property keeping the region relatively peaceful.



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