Police Officer Michael Jameson: He died a hero KZN cop killed while intervening in hijacking outside daughter’s school

Police officer Michael Jameson died in the line of duty. He died a hero KZN cop killed while intervening in a hijacking outside his daughter’s school.

  • An off-duty policeman was shot dead in Durban.
  • He was going to pick up his daughter from school when he spotted a hijacking going on.
  • The hijackers opened fire before fleeing.

An off-duty police officer was shot dead while trying to prevent a hijacking in Umbilo, Durban. The shooting took place in front of her daughter’s school.

At around 2.15 pm on Wednesday, Warrant Officer Michael Jameson, 52, was picking up his daughter from school when he noticed a hijacking in progress, police spokesman Colonel Athlenda Mathe said.

“[Jameson] immediately went on duty and responded to the incident. When they noticed the member was armed, the suspects opened fire. The member fought back but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” Mathe said.

The armed men fled. They crashed and abandoned both the hijacked vehicle and a second car, which had already been hijacked in Hammarsdale, Mathe said. They are still on the run. National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola said police were working around the clock to apprehend the perpetrators.

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Masemola said:

The late Warrant Officer died a hero while serving and protecting the people of this country. He indeed served with pride as he put himself on duty and put the safety of his community before his own. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank the deceased member… We will not rest until the killers of the deceased member are found and apprehended to answer for this ruthless act.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation has been asked to contact the nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Never miss a story. Choose from our range of newsletters to get the news you want straight to your inbox.

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