The China Post
Date: November 6, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen Saturday instructed police authorities to give the highest
possible death gratuity to the family of an officer killed in a car crash while chasing a drunk driver, a presidential spokesman said.
Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong also promised the family of the deceased officer, Chen Ming-hui, that he would do his best to give them the highest possible compensation for their loss.
The 31-year-old officer sustained massive head injuries after her squad car crashed into a tree during a chase in Taoyuan on Wednesday. Her partner, Tu Yu-hsiu, was also injured but is recovering after treatment.
Chen, an officer who was stationed at Taoyuan’s Guishan police station, died in the hospital Friday after her family agreed to take her off life support.
“The president is deeply saddened by Chen Ming-hui’s death while on duty,” presidential spokesman Alex Huang said. “She offers her deepest condolences to (the officer’s) family and has also asked relevant government bodies to give out the highest possible death gratuity.” [FULL STORY]