A WELL-RESPECTED police officer was gunned down in the line of duty in northern KwaZulu-Natal, marking the first police death for 2015. A close relative to Sibiya, Gugu Ntombela, told The Witness that the family is going through a “difficult time”. “She was like a daughter to me. Sibiya was also a well-known and respected person in our community. She always visited home whenever she was off duty to spend time with her family,” she said.