Police officer defies rain for work, becomes Internet sensation (May 2, 2016)


A police officer who directs traffic at the Madina Zongo Junction has become a social media sensation after he defied last Thursday’s downpour and kept the traffic moving.

Photos of the unidentified policeman went viral on Facebook and Twitter, in celebration of a rare occurrence as police officers abandon their duties at road intersections the moment it starts raining.

The original pictures of the policeman wearing his yellow reflective gear over a white shirt and black trousers, taken by Yussuf Bouda, had been shared more than 34,000 times on Facebook alone, as of last Friday.
 The police man directing traffic during last Thursday’s rains

Public reaction
Those who commended his dedication to duty included David Essel Sam, who said, “If we are looking for the best policemen in Ghana, this is one of them. I am looking forward to the authorities rewarding people like this.”

But there are others who also said the police officer’s action was nothing extraordinary.
“Jesus, shocking.… I think I should hand all London policemen a gold bar because over here, it is usual and normal. Don’t pamper Ghanaian policemen. It is their duty, rain or shine and they signed for it.

“What about soldiers who sleep in the bush with guns in a war zone while on peacekeeping? A policeman stands in the rain to direct traffic is an unheard story and he should be given Olympic medal and Victoria Cross. Ridiculous,” Ben Bounze said.


A police officer who directs traffic at the Madina Zongo Junction has become a social media sensation after he defied last Thursday’s downpour and kept the traffic moving.
Photos of the unidentified policeman went viral on Facebook and Twitter, in celebration of a rare occurrence as police officers abandon their duties at road intersections the moment it starts raining.
The original pictures of the policeman wearing his yellow reflective gear over a white shirt and black trousers, taken by Yussuf Bouda, had been shared more than 34,000 times on Facebook alone, as of last Friday.
Public reaction
Those who commended his dedication to duty included David Essel Sam, who said, “If we are looking for the best policemen in Ghana, this is one of them. I am looking forward to the authorities rewarding people like this.”
But there are others who also said the police officer’s action was nothing extraordinary.
“Jesus, shocking.… I think I should hand all London policemen a gold bar because over here, it is usual and normal. Don’t pamper Ghanaian policemen. It is their duty, rain or shine and they signed for it.
“What about soldiers who sleep in the bush with guns in a war zone while on peacekeeping? A policeman stands in the rain to direct traffic is an unheard story and he should be given Olympic medal and Victoria Cross. Ridiculous,” Ben Bounze said.
- See more at: http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/63145-police-officer-defies-rain-for-work-becomes-internet-sensation.html#sthash.iztp96SF.dpuf

A police officer who directs traffic at the Madina Zongo Junction has become a social media sensation after he defied last Thursday’s downpour and kept the traffic moving.
Photos of the unidentified policeman went viral on Facebook and Twitter, in celebration of a rare occurrence as police officers abandon their duties at road intersections the moment it starts raining.
The original pictures of the policeman wearing his yellow reflective gear over a white shirt and black trousers, taken by Yussuf Bouda, had been shared more than 34,000 times on Facebook alone, as of last Friday.
Public reaction
Those who commended his dedication to duty included David Essel Sam, who said, “If we are looking for the best policemen in Ghana, this is one of them. I am looking forward to the authorities rewarding people like this.”
But there are others who also said the police officer’s action was nothing extraordinary.
“Jesus, shocking.… I think I should hand all London policemen a gold bar because over here, it is usual and normal. Don’t pamper Ghanaian policemen. It is their duty, rain or shine and they signed for it.
“What about soldiers who sleep in the bush with guns in a war zone while on peacekeeping? A policeman stands in the rain to direct traffic is an unheard story and he should be given Olympic medal and Victoria Cross. Ridiculous,” Ben Bounze said.
- See more at: http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/63145-police-officer-defies-rain-for-work-becomes-internet-sensation.html#sthash.iztp96SF.dpuf

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