Police mourns young officer killed by truck

The police administration is saddened by the death of one of its officers, Constable Ernest Newton Dwamena, who died on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

The young officer who was with the Regional Operations Department of the Savannah Regional Police Command was reportedly knocked down by a truck while at his duty post at Buipe, in the Savannah Region.

The truck driver is said to have lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the officer, killing him on the spot.

“Like other police officers, Ernest said goodbye to his family and left for duty hoping to see them after the close of work but unfortunately met his untimely death due to the nature of our work. Like other fallen colleagues, his name will be engraved in gold on our hearts,” the police said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Savannah Regional Police Command led by DCOP Ebenezer Larbi has visited the family of the late Ernest Dwamena at Kintampo in the Bono East Region to commiserate with them.

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, also reached out to his parents via a phone call and extended the condolences of the Police Administration to them.

Police say they will thoroughly probe the circumstances leading to his death and take appropriate actions.

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