General Mohamed Zaki، General Commander of the Armed Forces، sent a congratulatory telegram on Wednesday to interior minister Mahmoud Tawfik on the 67th anniversary of the Police Day.
In his congratulatory message، Zaki، expressed to the Minister of Interior، Mahmoud Tawfik and to all Police Authority officers، his sincere congratulations accompanied by best wishes on this historical occasion in which the brave Egyptian policemen has given the finest examples in performing their duty of maintaining the national security and elimination of all attempts of undermining the stability and safety of the country، and in executing their role of protecting sustainable development which Egypt is witnessing in different fields.
He also seized this opportunity to wish them all success and to ask God Almighty to always keep them as a protective shield and a safeguard to the security of the country and Egyptian citizens. Noteworthy، On 25 January 1952، Egypt’s police fought a heroic battle against the British occupation in Ismailiya City، overlooking the west bank of the Suez Canal.
The British occupation، which was present in Egypt from 1882 until 1956، issued a warning to the Egyptian forces to evacuate the area، so they can take full control of the Canal، but the police forces stood their grounds.
Fifty police personal were killed، and over 80 were injured.