In a ceremony held at Jurong Police Division on 5 September 2019, three members of the public were commended for their public spiritedness in assisting the Police in three separate cases.
In the first case, on 14 May 2019, Mr Goh Keng Heong had prevented a lady from committing suicide along the corridor of Blk 510 Jelapang Road. Mr Goh had spotted a woman leaning over the ledge in an attempt to commit suicide. He reacted swiftly and managed to pull her to safety. His timely intervention had helped to save a life.
In the second case, on 29 June 2019, Mr Ong Koon Tee was at the void deck of Blk 438 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 when he heard a woman shouting for help. Mr Ong noticed a man running away from the victim and decided to trail the man to his home. He then provided the information to the Police, resulting in the swift arrest of the man for outrage of modesty.
For the third case, on 2 Aug 2019, Mr Ang Yaocheng was at 1 Jurong West Central 2 when he heard the alarm from a retail shop sounded off. Mr Ang spotted a man running away from the shop and decided to give chase. Mr Ang managed to detained the man. The man was subsequently arrested for shop theft.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Devrajan Bala, Commander of Jurong Police Division said, It is indeed heartening to see the strong partnership between the Police and the community. The strong sense of civic-mindedness and courage displayed by these exemplary citizens have helped to save a life in one of the cases and in the others, helped police to nab the suspects swiftly thereby bringing a quick resolution to the incidents. Their actions are a good example for others and a testament to the strong sense of partnership between the Police and the community
Source: Singapore Police Force