Policeman dies after stabbing 4 years ago

Shlomi Asulin, aged 31 and a father of two, had been hospitalized at Sheba Hospital, where his condition deteriorated in 2010.

August 4, 2011 03:26
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crime scene. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])


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A policeman who was stabbed by a car thief four-and-a-half years ago in Rehovot and who has been in a coma ever since died of his injuries on Wednesday.

The officer, Shlomi Asulin, aged 31 and a father of two, had been hospitalized at Sheba Hospital, where his condition deteriorated in 2010.

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He was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver in Rehovot’s industrial area while attempting to stop car thieves.

The attacker, Abu Atza, a 24-year-old resident of Aroer in the Negev, was caught and convicted, and is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

“With great sorrow, we announce the passing of First Sgt.-Maj. Shlomi Asulin, who fought for his life after being stabbed while carrying out his duties at the Rehovot police station. We send our condolences to his family – widow, parents, siblings,” a statement by the Shfela police sub-district said.

Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said Asulin’s “bravery and daring spirit testify to the values that guided his actions, and that guide the officers of the Israel Police, who protect the well-being of the public day and night.”

Danino said the “Israel Police bows its head in mourning and sorrow over the death of FSM Shlomi Asulin.”

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