THE Namibian police has announced the death of Retired Commissioner Jasper Adriaan Jacobus Meyer.
Meyer, according to NamPol Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, died on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, at his house in Windhoek.
Shikwambi said Meyer was one of the first people who joined the Namibian police force in 1990 and has served at different duty stations such as Buitepos and Oshakati.
In 2006, he was appointed Police Regional Commander of the Hardap Region, a position he held until 2015 when he was transferred to the office of the Inspector General.
There, he served as a Staff Officer until his honorary retirement in 2016.
“He was a diligent and hardworking police officer who executed his duties with enthusiasm and dedication, as well as a high level of discipline which earned him various promotions. He rose through all the ranks to the rank of Commissioner, the rank he had until his retirement,” said Shikwambi.
He was also awarded with 10 and 20 years of service medals, a campaign medal, as well as a commendation medal.
“He was a dutiful police officer who had the interest of his colleagues and the people he served at heart,” Shikwambi said.
He is survived by his wife, Chief Inspector Victoria, and his daughter Ellanie.
Meyer will be buried at the Pionierspark cemetery in Windhoek.
The memorial service will be held at the Patrick Iyambo Police training college on Tuesday, 2 February.