IT HAS been 33 years since Kons Woo Kim Beng was killed in the line of duty while serving the police Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Divisions in Kuala Lumpur.
But the police force has not forgotten the contributions of the policeman who was shot dead by a secret society in 1982 and has been helping his wife Ng Siew Whar, 66, with financial assistance annually.
“I am very grateful and touched that the police force still remembers him. I have been receiving aid from Warrior and National Defence Trust Fund every year since his passing.
Ng said it had been tough bringing up her only son when Woo was killed.
“My husband was 33 when he died and our son was only 10 months old,” she said after the cheque presentation ceremony at the state police contingent headquarters on Friday.
Police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi also handed out cheques amounting to RM60,912 to 16 police widows.
In his speech earlier, SDCP Abdul Rahim said the trust fund was set up by the government to help dependants of policemen killed on duty.
At the event, SDCP Abdul Rahim also launched 11 scooters to be used by Amanita (Peace Lady) squad, a nationwide initiative under the National Blue Ocean Strategy 7 where female police constables engage housewives to assist in neighbourhood policing.
He said districts in the state would receive two scooters each and one for the state police contingent headquarters.
“I hope that with the scooters, Amanita can be more active and will carry out their roles more effectively.”