Photos: Akufo-Addo joins police service to honor fallen heroes

Source The Ghana Report/Sefanam Agbobli

Police officers who lost their lives in the discharge of their duties were today honoured at a memorial service by the Ghana Police Service.

This year eight police officers were slain while on duty at different locations across the country.

The Police Service remembered their fallen heroes at a sombre event at the very place some of them began their careers as police recruits– the National Police Training School at  Tesano in Accra.

The Police turned to the Cenotaph Grounds located inside the Academy to engrave the names of departed officers.

They are Inspector Foster Ampomah who was knocked down and killed by a suspect driver in charge of a DAF CE cargo truck; Inspector Michael Dotse K. Dzeameshie who was shot and killed by armed men near KAAF University in the Central Region; General Corporal Awal Mohammed who was on duty with Inspector Dzeameshie was also shot and killed by armed men.

Others are Sergeant Agatha Nana Nabin. She was shot and killed by armed men at Kumbungu near Star Oil while on snap check duty. General Corporal George Nkwanna who was involved in a road accident on his way to duty, General Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare who was found dead from what was suspected to be gunshot wounds while on duty.

The rest are General Lance Corporal John Andoh who was knocked down and killed by a Kia Rhino and General Corporal Bernard Antwi who was also killed while escorting miners with their black gold.

Arrival of President Akufo Addo

A flag-raising ceremony was held and wreaths laid in their honour.

IGP James Oppong Boanuh laying a wreath on behalf of the Ghana Police Service
President Akufo Addo laying a wreath on behalf of the Country

Five officers out of the eight will have their names engraved on the Wall of Honour and the other three on the Roll of Honour.

The Wall of Honour is dedicated to officers who perished through adversarial or combative action, while the Roll of Honour is a book in which names of officers who died in the course of performing their lawful duties are recorded.



President Akufo Addo lighting the Perpetual flame

The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, Minister for the Interior Ambrose Dery, Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul and the Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh.

Families of the deceased Police Officers were equally present at the event.

Some relatives of the deceased Officers
Some relatives of the slain Police Officers

The Memorial Day is an annual event set aside to celebrate Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

It is also used as a day to appreciate the good works of Police Officers.

The ceremony was also held in all other regions across the country.

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