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Police Honour Fallen Officers

Merewalesi Tokailagi was overcome with emotions as she placed a wreath in hon­our of her late husband, Inspector Mosese Tokailagi, during the Fiji Po­lice Force Remembrance Day. The moving ceremony
29 Sep 2018 11:00
Police Honour Fallen Officers
Merewalesi Tokailagi (right) with her family and Police officers during the Fiji Police Force Remembrance Day in Labasa on September 28,2018. Photo:Shratika Naidu

Merewalesi Tokailagi was overcome with emotions as she placed a wreath in hon­our of her late husband, Inspector Mosese Tokailagi, during the Fiji Po­lice Force Remembrance Day.

The moving ceremony was held at the Labasa Police Station compound yesterday.

The 45-year-old of Visoqo Village in Macuata said her husband died after falling sick while serving in Sudan, South Africa, in November 2016.

“My husband was a loving person, who loyally served the Fiji Police Force since 1997,” Ms Tokailagi said.

“Best of all he was a good father to three daughters,

“I have tried to overcome loneliness in life by being busy selling handi­craft at Labasa market.

“On days when we gather as a family it brings back memories.

“I encourage families of those 18 Police officers, who passed away last year and this year, to remain strong and courageous.

“I understand life changes when the man of the house is not around, but I am sure your husband or brother will want you to be at peace because this is what they have always done to help every citizen feel at peace and safe in their respective community.”

Chief guest during the day, division­al secretary, Soko Tuima, said: “While the loss of dedicated Police officers is unfortunate, it serves as a timely re­minder to all of us of how precious life is.

“Today is not an easy day for fami­lies of those fallen officers, but I do hope they will find comfort in know­ing that their commitment and dedi­cation to their calling as a Police offic­ers has changed countless lives.

“The work of a Police officer is ex­tremely demanding, striking a perfect balance in life between your profes­sion and personal life is essential.

 

“We all have a goal in life and for most of us it is to enjoy life after re­tirement.

“Don’t let death beat us because of our failure to look after ourselves.

“The fact that majority of the 18 deaths were linked to Non-Communi­cable Diseases is a concern.

“It is a national problem and the key to a long and healthy life lies in our hands and the choices we make on daily basis.”

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



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