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Two Highway Police Killed in the Line of Duty

Two highway police officers were killed when a truck slammed into them on National Highway 1 on April 23, 2018.

At around 5:30am, police officers pulled over a truck. While the officers, standing behind the truck, were issuing a ticket, another truck smashed into the parked patrol car behind them, squashing the three men between the truck and the patrol car. All three died at the scene of the accident.

The deceased officers were Guo Zhen-xiong (郭振雄), 50, and Ye Jia-hao (葉家豪), 38, of the 4th brigade of the National Highway Police Bureau. Guo served 30 years as a police officer, and Ye 14 years.

The driver of the second truck, named Lu, was given an alcohol breath test, which came up negative.

Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong, accompanied by Chen Ja-chin, Director-General of National Police Agency (NPA), visited the families of the deceased officers on April 24, promising to provide best care for the families.

President Tsai Ing-wen condoled with the families at Tainan Mortuary Services Office on April 28. President Tsai commended the deceased officers for being respected as martyrs and should be laid in eternal rest at the National Martyrs Shrine.

Taipei Wego Private Bilingual Senior High School Principal Li Guang-lun ensured to provide education fund for each child left behind NT$20,000 per month until they reach their adulthood.

King Yuan ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Chairman & CEO C.K. Lee promised to help the family members to get a job at the Southern Taiwan Science Park.

NPA Director-General Chen Ja-chin reiterated that the safety of all the police is the first priority of NPA. The killings of police in the line of duty highlight the nature of danger of police work.

— Sources provider:Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau, Ministry of the Interior. Republic of China(Taiwan)
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