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Alberton SAPS bids farewell to one of their colleagues

Sergent Taukobong from the Alberton SAPS was laid to rest on June 1 after serving the community and the police force for 16 years.

Sergeant Bogoni John Taukobong served the Alberton community for 16 years as an officer in blue.

He died on May 24 after being ill and was buried in Soweto on June 1.

Members attended the burial in full police ceremonial uniform, paying their final respects to Taukobong.

Alberton SAPS members, led by station commander Colonel Oliver Olehile Letloenyane, turned out in large numbers to show their love for the deceased officer’s loved ones.

The Gauteng drill squad assisted with the burial of Taukobong who was accorded an official burial.

Following the funeral, all members of the Gauteng drill squad and Ekurhuleni stations gathered to sing and dance as a sign of respect and honour for their colleague.

“Sergeant Taukobong will be remembered for his graceful smile at all times and for taking pride in his work. He was always operationally ready when heading out to perform his duties. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Captain Manare Ramotshela, the Alberton SAPS communication officer.

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