Late Gulf police commander Silas Wayagure

‘Only the good die so early’

Kundi addressed grieving police personnel and relatives and friends present at Wayagure's funeral this afternoon at the Sione Kami Memorial church.

In his address, Kundi said Wayagure was a steadfast and hardworking officer whom, till his death, worked hard to establish good public and community relations with the police and major stakeholders in and around his provincial command.

Kundi said Wayagure was vigilant in his station inspections around the Gulf province while maintaining a high level of discipline and dedication in dispensing his duties.

Gulf police commander passes away

A close relative of the late PPC, who did not want to be named, told Loop PNG that Wayagure died of a heart attack.

“He went to visit a cousin brother at Silo village, which is around 12 miles from Kerema town, when he collapsed.”

The late Wayagure, from Eastern Highlands Province, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kerema General Hospital.

“The body will be flown to Port Moresby, on a Gulf Provincial Government charter, at 2pm today,” Loop was told.