PRO-7 chief to cops: Be diligent in handling firearms 

By: Pegeen Maisie Sararana - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | November 25,2022 - 07:08 PM
Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) chief, reminds police officers under his command to always be careful in handling their weapons. | Pegeen Maisie Sararaña

Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) chief, reminds police officers under his command to always be careful in handling their weapons. | Pegeen Maisie Sararaña

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) reminds his men anew to be more diligent and to observe safety and security when handling firearms.

The reminder came after the accidental firing that happened in San Pablo in Laguna, which cost the life of a police officer. 

Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, PRO-7 director, said that he would hold every policeman accountable and responsible should a similar accident would happen in Central Visayas. 

“…be more diligent and observe safety and security when handling issued government properties, deadly weapons, particularly firearms. Treat every firearm (as) loaded,”Alba said. 

According to recent reports,  a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) police team in San Pablo City in Laguna on Thursday, November 24, died after a colleague’s gun accidentally fired at him while they were checking their issued firearms at the village hall. 

Authorities identified the victim as Police Corporal Fhrank Aldene Dela Cruz, 30. 

READ: SWAT member in Laguna dead in gun accident

Alba said that he already directed all his personnel to follow and refresh their standard operations when checking their firearms and to always have in mind that every firearm was loaded to avoid accidental firing from happening.

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