They have actively participated in the effective implementation of lockdown standards, said Deputy Commissioner Rajendra
Welcoming the police’s continued support to the district administration in combating COVID-19 and other essential tasks, Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner KV Rajendra said on Thursday that the district police force was remained the backbone of the district administration.
Speaking on the police memorial day, Dr Rajendra said the police were actively involved with the district administration to ensure the effective implementation of the lockdown standards. They have also worked to transfer COVID-19 patients to health facilities and have stood guard at those facilities. The district administration now uses the police to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Rajendra said police were the first to respond to any emergency in the district.
They keep their personal issues aside and work with the district administration for the advancement of the district. Law and order in the district is good through effective policing, he said.
Earlier, Dr Rajendra laid a wreath at the police memorial on the grounds of the city’s armed reserve. Among those who laid down the wreath was Nalini Nayak, wife of Narayan Nayak, the city’s deputy deputy traffic police inspector, who died in March from an injury sustained in a car accident while he was in service.
Other people who paid tribute included Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Devajyoti Ray, Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar, Commander of Coast Guard Headquarters (Karnataka) SB Venkatesh, Sub -police commissioners Hariram Shankar and BP Dinesh Kumar and the commander of the Muralee border guards. Mohan Choontharu.
Police Commissioner Rishikesh Sonawane read aloud the names of the 377 police and paramilitaries, including 16 from the state, who sacrificed their lives while on duty last year.
In Udupi, Deputy Commissioner Mr. Kurma Rao, Police Superintendent N. Vishnuvardhan, Additional Police Superintendent Kumarachandra and other officials took part in the Police Memorial Day program.