An Emirati officer from Abu Dhabi Police was killed last Friday, 15th November, after a motorist rammed into his vehicle while he was on duty.
Police officer was on duty before car crash
Sergeant Ali Saeed Kharbash Al Saadi was on duty on Friday morning, helping direct traffic and monitoring the roads of Hallami Tunnel in Al Ain, when a motorist recklessly crashed into his police patrol vehicle. He was announced dead at the scene.
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Hundreds attended funeral in Al Ain
A plethora of Al Saadi’s relatives, friends, fellow officers and local residents in Al Ain attended his funeral prayers at the Matyr Omar Al Maqbali Mosque and offered their condolences. His body was laid to rest in the Umm Ghafa cemetery the following afternoon.
Abu Dhabi Police shares a heartfelt tribute
The capital city’s police force took to Twitter to share a touching tribute about Al Saadi, claiming he enjoyed, “good conduct and discipline at work during his career.”
#نعي | وأعربت #شرطة_أبوظبي عن بالغ أسفها لوقوع الحادث المؤلم، معبّرةً عن أحرّ التعازي وصادق المواساة لأسرة الفقيد .
Many social media users took to Instagram to express their condolences on the Abu Dhabi Police account.
This isn’t the first time a police officer in the UAE has been killed or involved in an accident caused by reckless drivers. In 2015, a lorry hit 24-year-old Sergeant Hayan Adel on Emirates Road while he helped secure a way for another heavy vehicle which was carrying heavy loads of asphalt and earlier this year a young Arab man drove into an Abu Dhabi Police car after becoming intoxicated.