Recognition due for hero cop in Cebu

By Morexette Marie Erram |March 25,2019 - 12:47 PM

Senior Inspector Franklin Tale of the Ermita Police Precinct in Cebu City checks the PUJ where an armed robber was shot dead by a policeman who happened to the riding the jeepney past 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, along Magallanes St., Cebu City. CDN Digital Photo | Benjie Talisic

Cebu City, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is set to give a recognition to the police officer who shot dead an armed man who robbed passengers of a public utility jeepney (PUJ) on Sunday evening, March 24, 2019.

Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, director of CCPO, said they are now processing the recognition set for Police Officer 3 Nemesio Dinopol. 

Read more: Armed man robbing a PUJ shot dead by a passenger cop

“We will be issuing a recommendation para mabigyan nang [recognition] yung bravery nang kapulisan natin,” said Garma. (so that the bravery of our police will be given recognition.) 

Dinopol was riding a jeepney with a route code of 04I (Carbon to Busay and vice versa) bound for Barangay Busay, Cebu City past 8 p.m. along Magallanes Street in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City when a robber declared a holdup. 

At that time, Dinopol, who is currently assigned at Parian Police Station, was off duty. 

He shot the suspect identified as Hygie Mambiar after the latter attempted to escape the scene. Mambiar was armed with a .22 revolver. /bmjo

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