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Friends, families farewell Tulovo

June 06
12:00 2011

image Written By : SHRATIKA NAIDU.
Sergeant Peni Tirikula Tulovo was buried at his village, Nakama in Labasa yesterday
His funeral was attended by family members, relatives, friends, members of his Nakama Rugby Club and former colleagues.
He was a former police officer.
He was killed in Afghanistan last month while working for a United States security company.
He joined the company a month ago after resigning from the Fiji Police Force Ready Action Unit in Suva.
The eldest of five siblings was killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Northern part of Afghanistan on May 24 while being part of an escort convoy.
Northern Regional Police Commander Senior Superintendent Seru Savou said Mr Tulovo was a loyal and hardworking man.
“He was an officer with all the required skills, talents and passion for work,” Senior Superintendent Savou said.
He said in November 2007, Mr Tulovo was promoted from Police Constable to Sergeant.
He said Mr Tulovo was going to be promoted as a station officer this year after returning from his peacekeeping duties in Sinai.
“However, when he returned, he resigned from the Fiji Police Force to join the security firm.”
Mr Tulovo served in the force for 18 years.
He was known by many people by the name Raju.
Nakama Rugby Club captain William Nadriva, before the team sang a special song during the funeral, said he was shocked to hear about his friend’s death.
He said Mr Tulovo left for Afghanistan two weeks ago.
“He has been our halfback for more than 10 years,” Mr Nadriva said.
Mr Tulovo is survived by his wife Disavu Salote Tirikula and their three children.

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