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Policeman dead on duty awarded honor posthumously

October, 21 2020
MPS - State President Nguyen Phu Trong on October 20 signed a decision to posthumously award the second-class Fatherland Protection Order to Captain Truong Van Thang, a policeman based in Huong Viet commune, Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri.

Captain Thang died while taking part in a search and rescue operation during the recent flood in Huong Hoa district.

The decision of the State President.

Earlier on October 17, the Huong Viet authority set up a search rescue team to search for 7 missing local people. During the search, the team was hit by a flash flood in couple with landslide.

Captain Thang died on spot. A border guard officer and a local official were injured while 4 others were still missing. 

by Thu Phuong