Last respects paid to slain cops

Today was a sad day for the immediate families, comrades and the Royal Papua New Guinea constabulary as they witnessed the state funeral of two fallen police officers.

The officers were killed in the line of duty during the 2017, National General Elections, in Mendi where they were allegedly ambushed while on duty.

The Sioni Kami memorial church was packed with families, relatives, friends and representatives from the RPNGC, AFP and the provincial government who were there to pay their last respects.

The slain officers were travelling with three others when another vehicle with armed attackers pulled up alongside the police vehicle and sprayed bullets on the occupants, killing the two officers instantly.

The bodies of the two officers were at the Mendi morgue, and later flown into Port Moresby were they were placed at the Funeral home.

Following the funeral the bodies of the two slain officer’s will be flown to Hela where they will be handed over to their relatives for burial.

Imelda Wavik