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Memorial Service Day Held in Honour of 13 Departed Serving Police Officers

The Ghana Police Service has held a memorial service at the National Police Training School to celebrate 13 departed serving Police officers who died in their line of duty in 2018.

 

The National Police Memorial Day, instituted on 2014, is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty.  This year's National Police Memorial Day took place on Friday 30 November, in Accra.

 

The purpose of the commemoration, is to celebrate the past and shape the future of the Ghana Police Service, and also honour Serving Police Officers who fell in the course of undertaking lawful duty — on peacekeeping missions, or on international assignments, and also, to recognised their services and sacrifice to the country.

 

Five of the 13 officers have their names engraved on the Wall of Honour, while the other 8 have their names inscribed on the Roll of Honour.

 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who attended the solemn event, lit the perpetual flame to remind Ghanaians of the undying flame of devotion and commitment, exemplified by those who were being remembered.

 

As a national event, church service and Muslim prayers were organised for the departed officers, while the Chief Priest of the Ga State, the Wolemo, made libation for the fallen heroes.

 

As the last post was sounded, the event ground fell silent as petals fell as a mark of respect to remember them.

 

President Akufo-Addo laid a wreath on behalf of the Government and the people of Ghana, while the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Appeatu, laid a wreath on behalf of the Police. The wife of one of the officers, ASP Emmanuel Kwaku Asillevi, also laid a wreath on behalf of the families of the fallen officers.

 

 

Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)

Photo: ISD (Patience Lartey)