The Gombe State Police Command has said that 33 police officers serving in Gombe lost their lives in 2015 in the course of performing their duties. The Gombe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Austin Iwar, disclosed this in Gombe on Thursday during a meeting with officers of the command.
It was part of the command’s activities to mark the remembrance of its falling heroes.
“The officers died while fighting insurgency or while providing protective services to the citizenry”.
“They remain foremost in our minds because so many of us knew them and worked with them; they are part of a long legacy of bravery”.
“But no matter how they died, they died having bravely answered the call of duty”.
“On the days they paraded for duty, they answered yes to every assignment no matter the danger”.
“It has been said that all great things are simple and most can be expressed in a single word”.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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