SAPS honours officer who cancelled vacation to trace missing person

SAPS honours officer who cancelled vacation to trace missing person

- A hard-working and dedicated police officer was celebrated by the South African Police Service (SAPS)

- Warrant Officer Mothupi goes the extra mile for his community and even cancelled his holiday on one occasion to track down a missing person

- South Africans heaped praise on the officer and urged SAPS to promote him

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A remarkable police officer received the credit he deserves from his employer, the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Warrant Officer Mankgoane James Mothupi lives the values by protecting and serving his community, albeit at his own expense at times.

The revered cop even went so far as to cancel his vacation to track down a missing person.

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Using his experience as a Railway Unit member, he applied his detective knowledge to successfully locate the person and reunite the family.

Officer Mothupi works at the Diplomatic Policing Unit and for him, being a policeman is more than just a job.

He said, “Being a police officer is not a career for me, but a calling: The best part of my job, is putting a smile on the faces of those who rely on our services. I am looking forward to the Safer Festive Season operations to turn the tide against crime. Remember, fighting crime begins with Me and You.”

Appreciative social media users responded to the post shared by SAPS on their Facebook page.

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Judy Emerick expressed his appreciation for Officer Mothupi:

"Thank you for being such a Great example. We need more in the force to be like you. God bless you."

Carol Pieters commented,

"Your service and dedication is truly Applaudable and we Thank You for all your efforts!! Respect and Salute."

Jimmy Ranoko Tshimole highlighted an issue within SAPS when he said,

"Then he must be promoted instead you promote young police officers who join saps yesterday."

Goodman Makgapa added:

"Joe Our country, and her people are in safe hands with officers such as W/O Mothupi. Let the doors of promotion open up for one of the Nation’s guardian."

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