Three police officers die in road collisions: TISPOL expresses sympathy to bereaved families

Published Fri, 03/07/2015 - 09:31

Two Police officers from the German Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia died in a collision on the A44 motorway. Interior Minister Ralf Jäger said in a press statement that he was deeply saddened by the deaths of the 46 -year-old woman and her 51-year-old colleague.

"My sympathy goes to their families, friends and colleagues. With them in mourning are the entire NR-W police. The event shows again the risks to which our police officers are exposed to in their daily work," he said. 

In Luxembourg, a female police officer was hit and killed by a suspected drink driver.

Yasmine Grisius, 39, was hit by a car in Dippach while checking another vehicle for a broken headlight during a control on June 5. Another car which was signalled to stop by a colleague, swerved into the car being checked, trapping the victim between the two.

In a moving funeral ceremony in Garnich attended by scores of people, friends, family and colleagues remembered the mother-of-two.The service was also attended by Luxembourg ministers Etienne Schneider and François Bausch.