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General News Sat, 19 Jul 2008

Sergeant Dawson's remains flown-in

Accra, July 19, GNA - The body of Sergeant Stanley Hope Dawson, an officer of the Ghana Police Service, who died in Darfur, Sudan, while on peacekeeping duties, was flown home on Friday.

At the airport to receive Sergeant Dawson's remains were senior Police officers and members of his family.

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Speaking to reporters at the airport, Commissioner of Police Paul Quaye, in charge of Strategic Planning, described Sergeant Dawson as an exemplary officer.

He said Sergeant Dawson had served the Police Service for 10 years and that he held a great promise in his career. Sergeant Dawson, 39, died alongside other peacekeepers when they were attacked by insurgents in the troubled Darfur region. He was married with three children.

Source: GNA
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