Cop’s death un­der­scores need for vig­i­lance: DCPO

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THE as­sas­si­na­tion of a mem­ber of the Davao City Po­lice Of­fice (DCPO) last Mon­day in Tug­bok District un­der­scores the need for in­di­vid­ual po­lice­men to be alert and vig­i­lant with re­gards their per­sonal se­cu­rity amid high threats by com­mu­nist rebels and other law­less groups, DCPO Chief Alexan­der Tagum said.

“This in­ci­dent will also serve as a strong warn­ing to all per­son­nel of DCPO that they can­not af­ford to re­lax their per­sonal se­cu­rity be­cause then it will cause them their lives,” Tagum said yes­ter­day.

PO3 Wil­fredo Bansag Garol Jr, 34, mar­ried and a res­i­dent of Rub­ber Vil­lage in Cali­nan, Davao City and as­signed at Baguio Po­lice Sta­tion (PS11) was shot to death by two uniden­ti­fied hitch­hik­ers at around 7:45 a.m., Novem­ber 13, at Purok 5, Si­tio Lu­man, Barangay New Va­len­cia, Tug­bok District, Davao City. He died on the spot.

Garol had just brought his wife to school, where she is a teacher, and then al­lowed two men to hitch a ride on his mo­tor­cy­cle on his way back home.

The killers took away Garols mo­tor­cy­cle and ser­vice firearms.

DCPO, mean­while, vowed to ex­pe­dite the res­o­lu­tion of the case and the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the sus­pects re­spon­si­ble for the mur­der of their per­son­nel.

“The death of PO3 Wil­fredo Garol will be thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gated to iden­tify those be­hind this treach­er­ous killing,” he said.

Tagum added that they were not shaken by the in­ci­dent and will con­tinue with their strin­gent se­cu­rity mon­i­tor­ing against crim­i­nal­ity and ter­ror­ism.

“It will not how­ever de­ter our com­mit­ment in our re­lent­less and in­ten­si­fied fight against all forms of do­mes­tic threats posed by com­mu­nist ter­ror­ists or crim­i­nals,” he added. JCR

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