By Jonk wa Mashamba
Sergeant Ronny Kgabo Ramara, a member of the Germiston Flying Squad, and his team are known to react quickly in the fight against crime.
Others call them celebrated cops!!
The recent story of the celebrated cops surfaced when Mankwe Raphela’s car was hijacked.
But immediately the cops traced and found it.
And when the car was handed over to the owner, Mankwe’s wife, Kefiloe wrote an e-mail to the cops.
“I trust this mail finds you well. I never thought would a day would come where I write a mail of gratitude to SAPS as it has never occurred to me that the words ‘Thank you and SAPS’ can be on the same sentence.
“Allow me to say thank you to Sergeant Ramara and his partner. You managed to change my mind when it comes to SAPS. It never occurred to me, in my wildest dreams, that policemen like you existed in South Africa.
“My husband’s car was stolen from outside the Edenvale police station when he went there to report an incident on August 26. On Sunday, the 29th, around 6:30 p.m., my husband received a call from Sergeant Ramara, a member of the flying Squad.
“He informed my husband that the car had been found in Katlehong. We immediately went there, and for people who don’t know the region, Sergeant Ramara was very patient with us. He even sent us the location from his personal phone and was in constant contact with us to make sure we got there in one piece.”
Kefiloe said at one point, Ramara’s phone rang and he never even responded as he was still helping the couple.
She continued to describe Ramara as a kind cop.
“Because of you, I have a different outlook on the men in blue of this country. I’ve had different interactions with the SAPS before and I never wanted to see a policeman next to me.
“The respect that you have shown is laudable. Continue your good work and I hope this mail gets to the right people. I hope you have a wall of good deeds so that this behavior rubs off on other SAPS members. May God bless you and protect you as you go about your work and guide your steps.
“When someone says ‘the police in this country are useless’, I will rise proudly and say ‘Not all’. I have no words, but I genuinely bless the day I met you and your partner.
Ramara told Alex Reporter that it gave him the courage and confidence to do his day-to-day work when he gets positive feedback from victims of crime.
“It shows that I am on the right track with Batho pele principles and the code of conduct of the SAPS,” he said.