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SAPS team mourn late colleague

The receptionist was described as a kind-hearted person who always helped others.

“Her footprints will forever linger in our hearts.”

These are the words of Lieutenant Colonel Vernon Chetty, the branch commander of the Boksburg North SAPS detective services, after the recent death of Amanda Kruger, a long-serving receptionist at the branch.

Kruger died on May 10 after suffering a heart attack.

The 53-year-old started her journey with the Boksburg North SAPS in 2003.

Chetty said all her colleagues and the public loved Kruger.

“It is with great sadness that we have to bid farewell to Amanda, and she will be sorely missed. Amanda was known as a kind-hearted person who was always willing to assist everybody. She always had a kind word to say to everybody.”

Chetty said finding someone to fill her spot on the team would be difficult.

“May she rest in peace,” said Chetty.

Chetty extended his condolences to her family and friends.

According to her daughter, Deidre, she was a soft-hearted person.

“For a long time, she was the heart of the detective branch. She treated everybody with respect and went above and beyond to help people who came to the station. She was also like that at home,” said Deidre.

Furthermore, Deidre said her mother loved camping and diamond dotting (a craft hobby).

“My mother was also religious and prayed for everyone,” said Deidre.

Kruger leaves behind her husband, two children, two sisters and two brothers.

A memorial service was held for her at the Word and Life Church on May 16.

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