By J. Jala and Helen Castaño | 11:26 PM February 19, 2020

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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Archie Gamboa visited on Wednesday afternoon, February 19, the wake of a police officer who was killed during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City.

Gamboa personally condoled with the family of Senior Master Sergeant Maximiano Macua Jr, who was killed in a drug bust on February 11 in Cebu City.

Macua, an operative of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group-Central Visayas (PDEG 7), posed as the buyer during the operation but he was shot by the drug suspects in a sting in Barangay Mabaling, Cebu City on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Macua died while being treated at the Miller Hospital.

Two of the suspects, one of them identified as Ronald Sagarino, were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers during a follow-up operation in Barangay Quiot.

Two other suspects, Richie Requinto and Franco Obseo, were arrested.

Macua was survived by his wife Eva and three children.

Gamboa gave cash assistance. He also assured that other benefots will be provided to the bereaved family.

He said what happened to Macua only proved that cops are willing to risk their lives in the performance of their duties.

Macua will also be given the rites due to a fallen officer during his burial in Tagbilaran City on Thursday, February 20.

Meanwhile, Gamboa also met the two children-aged 8 and 14- of Police Staff Sargeant Juliet Tuquib who was shot to death by her police husband.

He said cash assistance will be given to the children.

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