Young police officer dies in vehicular accident

BANNA, Ilocos Norte – PO1 Jhaymar Macugay was a dedicated member of Banna police station, colleagues said.

They said they will miss him despite his short stint in their station. For 5 months, he shown dedication to his duties and responsibilities as patrol and intelligence officer, they said.

PO1 Macugay was killed in a vehicular accident in Brgy. Baliweg, this town early dawn on January 30, 2016.

Investigators said that the victim came from duty an hour earlier when he met the self-accident. He suffered serious injuries in his face and chest.

They added that he was not drunk when the incident happened as he was on his way for a follow-up investigation.

Witnesses said that the front portion of his Toyota Corolla sedan was totally wrecked after it rammed a “Eucalyptus” tree in a roadside.

Macugay was only 26 years old and a native of Brgy. Cabit-taoran, Nueva Era town. (tsg)