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Mar 4, 2013

Gang Suppression Unit Officer dies in accident

A fatal traffic accident on the George Price Highway on Sunday night claimed the life of a police officer attached to the Gang Suppression Unit. Twenty-two year old Bani Shol perished after his white Toyota Camry overturned between miles thirty-three and thirty-four sometime before ten p.m. Shol was traveling along with two other GSU officers: twenty-two year old Hilberto Ack and twenty-four year old George Ferguson. PCs Ack and Ferguson escaped with minor injuries but Shol did not survive. News Five spoke with newly instated Officer Commanding Belmopan Formation, Assistant Superintendent Sinquest Martinez about the fatal traffic mishap.


ASP Sinquest Martinez, Officer Commanding, Belmopan Formation

Sinquest Martinez

“There was a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday night at around just before ten p.m. Three officers attached to the Gang Suppression Unit were heading towards Belize City and upon reaching between mile thirty-three and thirty-four, the driver lost control and overturned. Two of them were injured and one was fatal. The fatal was Bani Shol and the two others received minor injuries. Until the result of the post mortem, then that will be provided. But at this present moment, I cannot assume or speculate pertaining to any alcohol with the officers.”


Ack and Ferguson were treated and released from the Western Regional Hospital. 

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4 Responses for “Gang Suppression Unit Officer dies in accident”

  1. Storm says:

    I hope no alcohol was involved. GSU members are proving to be the best and most dedicated of our police, and I for one am very thankful that they take on the toughest jobs fearlessly.

    RIP to the fallen officer, and condolences to his loved ones.

  2. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    Roads are slippery, curves are too sharp, I encourage all drivers to use more caution.
    George Price Highway?
    I think they meant The Western Highway.
    How it sounds now : I was traveling from George Price Avenue towards George Price Highway?
    Or this: I was traveling from George Price Avenue towards The Western Highway? see one of my points?
    Better was a story of the “CHUPA CABRA” than that bull in trying to divert Belizean attention away from the facts that this GOV has us under stress and sufferings !!!

  3. jungle says:

    drunkin police men are dieing, just like the one that crash into a building at hope ville, not doing their duty and getting paid by tax payers money, they will blame their vehicle and it is not true, we asw them drinking and after that they crash, what a shame, on the minister of security

  4. Earl Grey says:

    What type of vehicle were they riding in??? Were they wearing SEAT BELTS?????

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