"Fallen hero": SAPS honours policewoman who died in service

"Fallen hero": SAPS honours policewoman who died in service

- The SAPS has honoured a fallen cop

- She passed away while in the line of duty, attempting to flag down a speeding driver

- Social media users extended their condolences

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The South African Police Service has honoured a fallen police officer who died in the line of duty. Constable TL Phadziri was recognised for her service and fulfilling the oath she took.

The 40-year-old was stationed at Atteridgeville Police Station and had 10 years of serving and protecting the community she loved.

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She lost her life after sustaining injuries in a horrific accident. The late Constable Phadziri was conducting a stop-and-search operation at a roadblock with other members when a speeding vehicle hit her. She paid with her life for serving and protecting the community when she attempted to stop a vehicle that was travelling at high speed.

The SAPS have seen it fit to have the fallen heroes' name engraved on the national memorial wall at the Union Buildings as a sign of gratitude for her service.

Constable Phadziri left behind three children, of which the youngest of whom is only an infant.

The SAPS management went on to say:

"We salute your bravery, loyalty and sacrifices to serve and protect – no longer with us, but you will never be forgotten."

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Mzansi social media users also extended their condolences to the fallen hero. Jean Mgwenya said:

"This is so sad this lady was working for the community. Rest in peace my hero and rise in glory."

A colleague, Thabang Phakzen Mamosebo, also posted on social media, saying:

"Bubbly and ever-smiling lady. That night we worked with broken hearts. Miss hearing your voice on the radio. Rest in eternal peace Phadziri."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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