Metro police honour fallen officer, forming circle on site of incident

Metro police honour fallen officer, forming circle on site of incident

On Sunday morning, Durban metro police officers paid homage to their fallen comrade on Arbour Road in Amanzimtoti.

More than ten police vehicles were reportedly seen parked along the road, where Inspector Johan Deysel passed away three days earlier.

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The officers paid their respects to the brave officer who was killed on the site on Friday night, in what should have been a routine operation, Briefly.co.za found.

A video of the small service was shared on social media by user Lee Bryant who happens to be part of the eThekwini Metro Search and Rescue unit.

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Inspector Deysel was hit by a minibus taxi on Friday night, in the line of duty. CCTV footage captured the incident which shows the officer attempting to stop a taxi.

The driver of the taxi who is just 22 years old has since been arrested on the charges of reckless and negligent driving, culpable homicide, attempted murder, and attempting to flee the scene of an accident, reported South Coast Sun.

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The routine inspection was carried out after complaints that motorists do not obey the traffic rules outside the nearby mall. The CCTV footage also clearly shows that the Inspector ensured that the driver knew he was being stopped by police.

Tributes to the family of the officer has poured in from social media users.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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