Top Cape Town cop killed in crash

2011-12-03 17:37

Johannesburg - A police officer was killed and two other people were seriously injured in an accident involving three cars in Strandfontein, Cape Town police said on Saturday.

"One of our best detectives, Lieutenant-Colonel Joe Dryden, 42, died on Friday night," said Captain Frederick Van Wyk.

Dryden's vehicle first collided with a Nissan and then collided head-on with a Toyota Hilux bakkie.
He died at the scene.

The people in the bakkie were taken to hospital with serious injuries while a couple in the Nissan were not harmed.

Western Cape Commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer said he was shocked at Dryden's sudden death.

He said Dryden had served the public and the police proudly and was instrumental in the prosecution and conviction of many criminals.

Lamoer conveyed his condolences to Dryden's wife and children.

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  • Ben - 2011-12-03 17:50

    What a tragedy. He served his country and we needed him. Condolences to the family.

  • Vivian - 2011-12-03 18:27

    Yea that's life hey, the good one's always go first or way too early

  • Larry - 2011-12-03 18:59

    Condolences to his family, Friends and colleagues. We do not have nearly enough good men. I hope that his death was not suspicious?

  • ruben.maistry - 2011-12-03 20:14

    Well Paul, do the honourable.My condolences to the cop's family.

  • Johann - 2011-12-03 20:20

    He did excellent woork in Taliep murder RIP J

  • Winsome - 2011-12-04 06:41

    On News24 this morning there are 7 people altogether killed in road accidents - this is so distressing. RIP to all those killed and may their families find some solace in this awful time.

  • Quinton - 2011-12-04 10:34

    they say he arrested many criminals they eva arrest druglords in strandfontein no. all the druglordsare still operating from the same houses in strandfontein.wat does that tell u?

  • Joe - 2011-12-04 14:04

    I think Carla was just making a comment not a fact

  • Joe - 2011-12-04 14:09

    Carla, can you give proof of your allegations or you are day -dreaming ?

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