The job of a policeman is perhaps one of the most common but risky jobs in any country. A policeman’s job is to serve the nation by protecting the community, fighting and preventing crime, upholding what is right and legal, and keeping the community safe.
In the Philippines, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is administered and controlled by the National Police Commission and is part of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) according tot his article. Relatively, it says that “the local police officers are operationally controlled by municipal mayors. DILG, on the other hand, organizes, trains and equips the PNP for the performance of police functions as a police force that is national in scope and civilian in character.”
The community looks up to the police as authorities who ensure safety and protection. Despite this expectation, however, there are controversies like shootouts, blackmail incidents, drug-related killings, massacre, and corruption that are related to the PNP. Some of these controversies are allegations and are speculations that need further investigations.
The community honors amazing works of policemen, who even beyond their duties and responsibilities, are still willing to risk their lives just to protect and save people. Police dedication to their job and bravery has always been celebrated like in this police rescue that happened and went viral on Facebook lately.
Said video went viral on Facebook recently. In the video, it was shown that a young policeman plunged into the creek to save a grandma who was drowning. The person who was taking the video was heard interviewing the grandma and asked her what happened. She said she was walking and suddenly slipped and fell into the creek.
The young and brave policeman, who is still unidentified, went down to the creek to save the old woman. He was in his uniform but he did not hesitate to do what he thought was the right thing to do at that moment.
This video went viral already on Facebook but as of this writing, the policeman is still unidentified. The world needs more policemen like this young and brave police officer. How many more policemen do you think would risk their lives just to save their fellow from harm?
May this incident inspire many more policemen to do the same or even more daunting actions and dedicated service for the community. May his heroism motivate everyone to be helpful and always do the right thing in times of emergencies like that one.
We sincerely hope that he will be identified very soon and his identity be made public not to promote his image but to promote the goodness of the whole police force and inspire other people to do the same.
We salute this young and brave policeman! May you continue your commitment and dedication to service. Mabuhay po kayo!