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Police remember fallen officers

PHUKET: National Police Commissioner Lt Gen Suwat Chaengyodsuk was in Phuket today (Sept 11) to officiate the unveiling of a memorial to commemorate 103 officers of the Region 8 Police who have died in the line of duty.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 11 September 2022, 04:43PM


The event today coincides with the 28th anniversary of the formation of Region 8 Police, which oversees all police operations in the seven Upper Southern Thailand provinces of Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Surat Thani, Chumphon and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Region 8 Police for nearly 22 years were originally based in Surat Thani, but moved to their new headquarters at Tha Chatchai at the northern end of the island in 2015. The new base of operations, covering 185 rai, was built at a cost of B169 million.

As part of the official opening of the memorial today, Lt Gen Suwat laid wreaths to remember the 103 officers of the Region 8 Police who lost their lives while on duty.

Also present for today’s officiating was Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn, along with Region 8 Police Commander Amphol Buarabporn and a host of other top-ranking local police officers, their wives and other members from locals groups and the local community.

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Lt Gen Suwat praised the fallen officers as “brave heroes”.

“It’s hard to find anyone to compare to as such good role models than police officers,” he said.

Lt Gen Suwat also read a prayer to commemorate “the merits of those who served with dedication and sacrifice of personal happiness for the well-being of the people even at the cost of their own lives”.

“Your goodness will be etched in our hearts forever. May the souls of all heroes rest in peace in the world," Lt Gen Suwat said.

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Capricornball | 12 September 2022 - 15:08:50

There should have been a warning on this article that you may need a barf bag by the time you get to the end of it.

Malc-thai | 12 September 2022 - 13:50:55

If they weren't so corrupt I might have some sympathy.. I did say might! 

Kurt | 12 September 2022 - 11:57:15

This article reminds me of that honest Thai  RTP General, who at a certain moment was afraid for his life within the RTP. He 'escaped' to Australia and got there asilum.

Kurt | 12 September 2022 - 09:45:05

General Suwat forgot something important, that is also remembering the innocent people who are killed by drunk 'good RTP role models', like the murder of a restaurant waitres at Chalong Patak Rd and the shooting of a Thai young man at Bangla Rd, now handicapped for life. But pretty good self complimenting show. As we say,  ..."it is the flag that covers the load"...

JohnC | 12 September 2022 - 09:14:56

The last four paragraphs in this article make me feel horribly sick!!! Brave heroes? Good role models?? Their goodness will be etched in our hearts forever??? Who writes this stuff! Are we talking about the same police force here?

skorchio | 12 September 2022 - 01:02:33

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