The Police Mentorship Programme organised a visit to the Police Public Relations Branch for its mentees on July 23, during which two Good Citizen Award (GCA) awardees were invited to share their stories and feelings with around 40 tertiary students.
Mr Chan assisted an elderly in retrieving his lost property in a robbery case in 2019, but unfortunately he was stabbed by the robber and received more than 20 stitches for his wound. When asked by a mentee whether he regretted making the decision, Mr Chan replied firmly, “I did not regret it at all. If similar incidents happen again, I will still do the same to help.”
The other awardee, Mr Lai, a firefighter, witnessed a robbery case in Sha Tin last year and chased for 500 metres to proactively assist the Police in the apprehension of the culprit. The robber was eventually sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment. When asked by a mentee why he did not leave the case to the Police, Mr Lai said, “Although I am sure that the Police are capable of handling the incident, I could not sit on my hands when it happened in front of me. The relationships between people will become detached if we turn a blind eye to what is happening around us.”
Eariler in May, another two GCA awardees also shared their stories with around 30 participants of the Law Society of Hong Kong’s “Teen Talk” programme. Mr Mak talked about how he successfully helped the Police intercept a culprit who had stolen a mobile phone in Sham Shui Po, while another awardee, Ms Chan, shared her experience in proactively assisting the Police in an operation for a deception case in which the culprit was sentenced to two years and two months’ imprisonment.
During both sharing sessions, the participants were impressed by the awardees’ bravery and sense of justice whilst the awardees encouraged the participants to demonstrate the spirit of GCA Scheme “Good People Endeavour to Help Others!” and spread positivity to the public.