Family of trainee police officer killed on job donates organs

Trainee officer Wang Huang Kuan-chun and his parents

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The family of a trainee police officer killed in the line of duty, decided to donate his organs Tuesday and expressed the hope that action will be taken to ensure the safety of law enforcement officers on duty.

According to Deputy Superintendent and Spokesperson Huang Jing-long (黃璟隆) of Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, the parents of the trainee officer Wang Huang Kuan-chun (王黃冠鈞), will donate their son’s heart, liver, kidneys, corneas and blood vessels. Their decision will benefit six families, he added.

Wang Huang’s mother said her son followed in the footsteps of his father when he decided to join the police force, but was killed in his first month as a trainee, adding that the government should take action to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

Wang Huang’s father, a squad leader at the Fifth Special Police Corps, said that although he was never worried by the danger associated with being a police officer, he was afraid of losing his child. He added that the organ donations are a way to ensure Wang Huang’s life continues to have meaning and benefits others.

Liao Chih-wei (廖志偉), deputy commander of the Second Police Brigade under the National Highway Police Office, said that the compensation for the death will be the same as that for an officer killed in the line of duty.

Officer Wang Huang Kuan-chun of the National Highway Police Bureau, aged 21, was rear-ended and sustained fatal injuries as he sat in his vehicle on duty Nov 23, the bureau said.