This letter is an expression of my thoughts and feeling about the death of a fellow Tongan, a hero and our pride in the New Zealand Police Force, whose beautiful life was cruelly snuffed out of this world. – Naomi Fakauka.
New Zealand Police
Kali Fungavaka, the New Zealand Police officer whose family at Fua’amotu was informed he had died at Vaiola Hospital this morning, is now confirmed to be held in a serious critical condition on life support. It is understood that hIs children have arrived in Tonga and other family were travelling from New Zealand to be with him tonight.
A distinguished young New Zealand police constable is believed to have died in Vaiola Hospital today, after being assaulted while being held in a police cell last Friday night.
Grant O’Fee, Tonga’s new Police Commissioner has only been on the job for two days, but he aims to improve public confidence in the Tonga Police, “so people can have faith in us, as a credible police department with integrity,” he said.