CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, June 29 (PNA) -- New People's Army (NPA) rebels shot dead a new police officer who was on routine security duty during the Pili Festival celebration and procession in honor of Sts. Peter and Paul at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in front of the Capitol Park, Rizal St., Barangay Burabod, Sorsogon City.
A report identified the victim as PO1 Rolly Dollentas, assigned with Community Police Assistance Center (CPAC) 3, Sorsogon City Police Station, and resident of the city.
The report reaching Chief Supt. Victor P. Deona, Bicol police regional director, said two young-looking rebels, aged about 15-20 years old and armed with .45-caliber pistols, approached Dollentas and shot him on his head and body.
Dollentas' companion, PO3 Rhea Laganzo, was stunned by the speed of the execution but was able to draw her gun.
Laganzo, however, could not fire at the assailants due to the presence of a dense crowd, among which the killers blended.
The suspects made good their escape by boarding a motorcycle and sped off.
Laganzo rushed Dollentas to the Sorsogon Doctors Hospital but her fellow officer died on the way.
The rebels failed to get Dollentas' service firearm, which is now in the custody of his superior. (PNA) FFC/FGS/EMC/CBD/EBP