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Slain Narathiwat police officer eligible for posthumous promotion

Mar 30. 2017
Pol Corporal Supaksorn
Pol Corporal Supaksorn
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By The Nation

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Pol Corporal Supaksorn Sayukhongthon, who was killed in a deadly attack on Narathiwat’s Rangae Police Station on Thursday morning, will be considered for posthumous promotion to the rank of major, Narathiwat police chief Pol Maj-General Manas Sikasamat said.

Following Supaksorn’s bathing rites at Wat Bang Nara in Muang district later Thursday evening, his body was to be transported to his hometown in Pattani’s Mae Lan district.

According to Pol Maj-General Atthasit Sudsa-nguan, the death of a police officer on duty entitles his family to compensation of at least Bt1.1 million.

Supaksorn was killed when six gunmen riding in the back of a Toyota pickup truck attacked his precinct at about 8am as police were preparing to raise the national flag. 

As police returned fire, the truck sped away. The incident also led to injuries for five other officers, including the precinct superintendent Pol Colonel Surapong Chatsut whose ear was grazed by bullet.


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