Chief of Police: "We respect the verdict"
Created: 11/30/2022, 12:09 p.m
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After the verdict in the police murder trial, Kaiserslautern police chief Michael Denne thought of the police officers killed.
"We respect the verdict," said the head of the West Palatinate police headquarters on Wednesday.
The two police officers would be missing.
"That doesn't change anything.
Our thoughts are with them and the bereaved.”
Kaiserslautern – The director of the Rhineland-Palatinate Police University, Uwe Lederer, said: "The terrible act hit us deeply." The two police officers would "remain in all our memories".
The two and another 45 colleagues will be commemorated at a memorial erected on the Hahn campus for colleagues killed on duty.
As the murderer of the two young police officers, a 39-year-old was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Kaiserslautern district court on Wednesday.
The court also determined the particular gravity of the guilt.
A 24-year-old police officer and a 5-year-old police commissioner were shot in the head during the crime on a remote district road in the western Palatinate.
The bloody deed during a vehicle inspection had caused horror across the country.