Tonga marks police rememberance day

Tonga was one of the South Pacific nations that commemorate  Police Rememberance Day  on September 29 to remember officers who gave their lives serving the Tongan community.

Senior Constable ‘Amanaki Kisina, Inspector Latu Lavaki and Senior Constable Siaosi Tu’ivailala who passed away while on duty were honoured along with six deceased retirees.

Inspector Latu Lavaki, 51, who headed the Tonga Police Drug Squad, died from a suspected heart attack on June 13, 2014.

Senior constable Siaosi Tu’ivailala died while on duty at the Fua’amotu International Airport in July.

Families of the fallen as well as Tonga's Commissioner of Police, Grant O'Fee
Families of the deceased as well as Tonga’s Commissioner of Police, Grant O’Fee

Minister of Police Siosifa Tu’utafaiva, Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee and New Zealand High Commissioner HE Mark Tablot attended the memorial service with families of the fallen at the Tonga Police Headquaters in Longolongo.

The historical ceremony is held on September 29 every year since 1886 in Austtralia and New Zealand.

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