Killed on duty: 500 city officers lay Desmond Hanson to rest

2008-06-17 00:00

The city traffic officer who was killed in the line of duty last week was laid to rest with honour and dignity yesterday.

More than 500 uniformed city officers from different departments marched in a funeral procession for Desmond Hanson (39) to the Gathering of Believers Church in Emily Road.

The procession was led by a senior police officer carrying the South African flag, followed by Msunduzi traffic department officers carrying the coffin on their shoulders. Behind the coffin another group of traffic officers marched, followed by SAPS mounted unit officers on horseback.

Family members and friends followed the procession as it entered the church hall, while fire department officers formed a guard of honour at the church door. The firefighters were clad in black and white uniforms with gold helmets and carried silver axes.

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