Bloemfontein: The Free State Head of Protection and Security Services accompanied by Free State Premier; Dr Ace Magashule and MEC for Department of Police Roads and Transport; Hon Sam Mashinini handed over excellence medals of loyal service and exceptional service to over 65 members of the South African Police Services at Clive Solomon Stadium in Heidedal, Bloemfontein.
The event was a demonstration of the province’s appreciation of Police men and women who have dedicated years of their lives to the police force in various categories.
“We thank you for your selflessness, you are indeed patriots the protectors of our constitution. Furthermore we wish to thank all members of SAPS and their families for their contribution in creating a better and safe South Africa. In particular we want to thank the wife of the late Mr Mangaliso who died in the line of duty “said Premier Ace Magashule.
In his address, MEC Mashinini said that the people of Heidedal and Free State at large must join our police force to rid our communities of crime.
“These are the men and women who protect our communities. Today their dedication bears testimony that despite challenges we have men and women who have laid their lives in service of our people” said MEC Mashinini.