Police officers who lose their lives while performing lawful duties

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The Ghana Police Administration has made a list of Police Officers who lose their lives while performing lawful duties. The Service noted that, these officers are celebrated as fallen heroes of the Ghana Police Service (GPS).

According to the Police Service, every year, a day is set aside to recognize contributions and sacrifices of these officers, whether they died in the course of undertaking lawful duties in Ghana, abroad or on peace keeping mission. The day is called Police Memorial Day. The commemoration is to honour the past and shape the future.

On the Memorial Day, tributes are paid to these Fallen Heroes. Their names are also engraved on a Wall of Honour mounted at the Police Cenotaph on the compound of the National Police Training School in Accra. The Wall of Honour is a commemorative wall dedicated to officers who perish through adversarial or combative action. Fallen Heroes who did not die in a combative action have their names written in a Roll of Honour. The Roll of Honour is in the form of a book.

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Notwithstanding the qualification above, a Police Officer may die in the course of performing lawful duty but will not be recognized as a Fallen Hero, if the Officer is found to have committed suicide, misconduct or gross negligence leading to their death. Also, if it is certified that an officer who would have otherwise qualified for celebration was under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substance, that Officer shall be disqualified.

Fallen Heroes are determined through vigorous selection by a Panel. Membership of the Panel and the criteria for selection are set out under the Police Service Instruction No. 64A. The selection is also subject to the approval of the Police Management Board. The Police Memorial Day was first celebrated in the year 2014.

The information intercepted by us shows list of fallen Police officers from 2017 to 2021. As of 13th November, 2021, the police update outlined a total of eleven (11) fallen heroes for 2021, fourteen (14) fallen heroes were recorded in 2020, eight (8) fallen heroes were recorded in 2019, thirdteen (13) fallen heroes were recorded in 2018 while ten (10) were recorded in 2017.

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2021 FALLEN HEROES

1. ABEDNEGO KOFI KECHIRE

2. JAMES ISSAKA AROMA

3. MOSES TETEY NARTEY

4. CHARLES ADJEI OSEKRE

5. MARTIN BABA

6. EMMANUEL OSEI

7. KWARTENG ABEBESRE NANTWI COLLINS

8. FRANCIS ODOI

9. AMOS MAATEY

10. ENERST NEWTON DWAMENA

11. IDDRISU GAFARI

2020 FALLEN HEROES

1. WILLIAMS KOFI DOGBE

2. JUSTICE ARYEE

3. MOSES APPIAH

4. EDWIN ADZOKPE

5. SOLOMON AMUURE

6. HIFZULLAH SALIFU

7. TAKAAZINE TOBONG

8. MUNIRU GOMINA BACHUGACHIN

9. NELSON AGOHA

10. ERNEST OTENG KWAME MARFO

11. CHRISTIAN KWESI AMENUVOR

12. AMEDIOUS AKWASI BOATENG

13. REXFORD AMOAKO

14. STEPHEN KYEREMEH

2019 FALLEN HEROES

1. FOSTER AMPOMAH

2. MICHAEL DOTSE DZEAMESI

3. AGATHA NANA NABIN

4. GEORGE NKWANA

5. BERNARD ANTWI

6. ALHASSAN ASARE

7. JOHN ANDOH

8. AWAL MOHAMMED

2018 FALLEN HEROES

1. EMMANUEL KWAKU ASILEVI

2. ADOLPH MUTSE

3. YAKUBU SEIDU

4. EMMANUEL ADUKO

5. OWUSU APPIAH

6. DANIEL ADU TIEKU

7. PROSPER ASINYO

8. NICHOLAS DUKU

9. THOMAS KWAME ADU

10. ABDULAI SUMAILA

11. SALIFU ALHASSAN

12. ANIMON KWAKU DANSO

13. EMMANUEL LAMTEY

2017 FALLEN HEROES

1. FRANCIS AMENYO ABALLO

2. ROBERT KUMI ACKAH

3. DANIEL OWUSU

4. MICHAEL KPORYI

5. KWEKUVI NUKPORTI

6. FRANK DEGBEY

7. JAKPER BIITLEEB YAMDAUK

8. ESTHER KAGYA JNR

9. DANIEL KWESI APPIAH

10. COURAGE AGBETSIAFA

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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