Israel Police officer 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
A veteran police officer fell to his death on Sunday night, while responding to
a burglary call in Kiryat Shmona.
Northern District police spokesman
Yehuda Maman said that officer Hani Trudi, 40, and his partner arrived at a
grocery store and went up on the roof where they suspected the burglars were
hiding. As Trudi was walking on the roof it caved in and he fell approximately 5
meters, landing on his head. The officer was rushed to Ziv Medical Center in
Safed, where he died hours later.
Trudi, a father of three from the Druse
village of Kisra-Sumei, had served as a patrol officer for 20 years, including
eight based at the Kiryat Shmona station. His funeral was held at the village on
Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino visited the
family’s home on Monday.
On Sunday night, Danino referred to Trudi as “an
excellent, experienced and veteran cop,” adding that his death was “a great loss
for his family and the entire Israel Police.”
Northern District commander
Asst.-Ch. Roni Atiya said “this is a painful moment for us and his family and we
must all embrace his family.... Tonight we were reminded of the dangers police
face in this line of work, defending the security of the public.”