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Police work demanding, highlights Satakala

A person who has dedicated their life to service knows how demanding work can be in a service-related industry. And even more challenging when it goes unnoticed and unappreci­ated. Acting
29 Sep 2018 11:00
Police work demanding, highlights Satakala
The wives and children of the fallen Police officers after the Remembrance Day on September 28,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

A person who has dedicated their life to service knows how demanding work can be in a service-related industry. And even more challenging when it goes unnoticed and unappreci­ated.

Acting Commissioner Western Joji Satakala while making these comments at the Police Remem­brance Day parade in Lautoka yes­terday, said at the same time the negatives gained prominence and placed a label on the entire profes­sion.

“A critical factor of upholding this proud reputation lies in the maintenance of law and order,” Mr Satakala said.

He said during times of disaster Police officers who braved the long nights and extreme weather, had to leave their own families behind. They had little time to ensure their loved ones were safe as their call­ing meant prioritising the safety of others.

“This is a lot of responsibility to shoulder and when confronted with certain elements of society that make it their business to criti­cize rather than support, it can be a psychological and mental challenge which goes unnoticed.”

“Majority of your work goes unno­ticed and because of your sacrifice we are able to enjoy living in safer communities and a booming econ­omy that all Fijians are proud of.”

He paid tribute to all Police offic­ers played a role in instilling confi­dence in the business community, future investors, consumers and visitors to our shores and from the Otment and dedication had changed countless lives and while today is a sad reminder of your loss, it is also a celebration of a life well lived.

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback: charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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