Minister visits families of police officers died in disturbance in Dong Tam
General To Lam, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, has visited and extended his deep condolences to the families of three police officers who died while doing mission in Dong Tam commune, My Duc district, Hanoi.
Minister To Lam (L) extended his condolences to the families of three police officers who died while doing mission in Dong Tam commune, My Duc district, Hanoi.
The deceased are Senior Lieutenant ColonelNguyen Huy Thinh, deputy head of the Hanoi mobile police regiment under the Ministryof Public Security’s Mobile Police High Command); Second Lieutenant Duong DucHoang Quan from the Hanoi mobile police regiment; and Lieutenant Pham Cong Huyfrom the Hanoi police’s fire prevention and fighting and rescue team.
While visiting the bereaved families on January11, Minister To Lam recognised the sacrifice of the three police officers forthe peace of people.
He said the Party, State and the Ministry ofPublic Security will pay attention to implementing policies for the sacrificedpolice officers.
He added that the President has signed adecision to award the first-class feat of arms order to the three police officers.
The disturbance erupted in the morning ofJanuary 9 in Dong Tam commune, where some units of the Ministry of NationalDefence and competent forces are building protective walls around Mieu Monairport as planned.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, anumber of rioters, armed with grenades, petrol bombs and other weapons,attacked those working at the construction site, the ministry said.
Three police officers and one rioter died duringthe incident, while another rioter was injured.
Relevant units arrested serious law violatorsfor punishment in line with law.
Hanoi’s police on January 10 decided toprosecute the case on the charges of “murder”, “illegally storing and usingweapons” and “resisting on-duty officials”.
According to Chief of the Office andSpokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security To An Xo, the present securitysituation and social order in Dong Tam commune, are basically stable, withlocal residents doing their daily activities normally.
The competent units are continuing to build thewalls at the Mieu Mon airport./.VNA