PNP mourns Pasay cop killed in shootout

MANILAThe Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday mourned the passing of Senior Insp. Manuel Tatayon, 28, chief of Pasay City police's Intelligence Section, who died in a shootout with a fugitive accused in the murder of a Grab driver in 2017.

We mourn the loss of another police officer who exhibited larger than life human qualities when he offered the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty yesterday (Sunday) afternoon in Pasay City. The officer corps and rank-and-file join me in prayer for the eternal repose of his soul. May he rest in peace, PNP Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde told reporters during Monday's press briefing.

The PNP assures the orphaned family of PSI Taytayon of every possible assistance within our means if only to alleviate their suffering. The PNP will never run out of heroes because many more good men in the police service will not hesitate to go the way of PSI Tatayon, he added.

Tatayon succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in an encounter with Marc Nico Delemios, the self-confessed killer of good Samaritan Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr., on Sunday afternoon.

He was rushed to San Juan de Dios Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival while Delemios died on the spot when Tatayon fired back as he fell. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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