Two JMPD officers tragically lost their lives while on duty this past week. To honour their memory, the community and their fellow officers came together.

 

Witkoppen Road in Fourways, Gauteng was partially closed off today to honour the memories of the two female JMPD officers‚ Winnie Mokgolo‚ 35‚ and Sophie Ngoasheng‚ 45, who tragically lost their lives while on duty at a standard roadblock.

The road was partially closed to hold a ceremony for the two officers and to lay flowers at the site of the accident.

The officers were serving the community by performing a roadblock and the fact that their lives were taken by a drunk-driver only hits home even harder that people should be responsible while out on the roads.

Over 100 officers and many community members stood on the roadside and paid their respects to the fallen officers. Flowers were placed down. The Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, visited both families to pay his respects and thank them for their service. The JMPD Brass Band played a song in memory as everyone paid their final respects.

Road users who had been through the roadblock before the accident have come forward to comment on the incredible women and how they did their jobs diligently and with the utmost pride.

“So sad, I drove through that roadblock last night on my way home, they were so friendly and pleasant to deal with.” – Andrew Shough

Today was a very sad day for the JMPD and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of these two dedicated women.

*Media Statement*Witkoppen Road will be partially blocked off to traffic between Mhlanga Road and Holkam Road in a northerly direction on Thursday 1 February, for a wreath laying ceremony of JMPD officers who died there in an accident on Monday, the closure will be from 11am to 12pm, and we do apologise for any inconvenience . Issued by Edna Mamonyane and Wayne Minnaar for Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department. Johannesburg Metro Police Department

Posted by Nationwide Crime SA on Thursday, 1 February 2018

*Media Statement*Witkoppen Road will be partially blocked off to traffic between Mhlanga Road and Holkam Road in a northerly direction on Thursday 1 February, for a wreath laying ceremony of JMPD officers who died there in an accident on Monday, the closure will be from 11am to 12pm, and we do apologise for any inconvenience . Issued by Edna Mamonyane and Wayne Minnaar for Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department. Johannesburg Metro Police Department

Posted by Nationwide Crime SA on Thursday, 1 February 2018


Sources: Times Live / Nationwide Crime SA
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