There is currently fear among personnel of the Ghana Police Service following the death of 7 personnel including senior officers within one week.
MyNewsGh.com has confirmed from its sources at the police administration that most of these officers died after a short illness while on admission at various health facilities.
Prominent among the deceased senior officers include; Superintendent Joseph Ackah who is the Bechem Divisional Police Commander in the Tano South District of the Ahafo and Chief Superintendent Patrick Kwarpong, Aflao Divisional Police Commander in the Volta Region.
The junior ranks who have also died within the week include; Chief Inspector Amon Kotei, Station Officer for Obuasi Police Station, Lance Corporal Annor Prince (Thunder) formally of Regional Patrol Department Ho, Sergeant Isaac Kwame Dzebu Of Obuasi Police Station and Sergeant Robert Awuni of the Navrongo Police Station.
The latest deaths are ballooning the already recorded deaths of serving police officers this year alone which is sparking fear among personnel.
It is gathered that the deaths of these officers appear quite sudden and if the trend continues, could double the number of deaths recorded last year.
It would be recalled that last year at the Police Memorial Day, Flag Raising and Wreath Laying Ceremony held at the Cenotaph of the National Police Training School, Tesano it was revealed that Fourteen Police Officers died in the line of duty.
The number signified an increase of six over the eight lives lost by the Ghana Police Service the previous year.
The deceased officers were promoted posthumously by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who was the Guest of Honour at the event.