Baguio City, Philippines - In a sad incident, a 29-year-old policeman died from accidentally shooting himself at his home in Maria Basa, Pacdal, Baguio City. The tragedy happened while he was getting ready for bed with his family, leaving everyone shocked and saddened.
The Unfortunate Evening
On the evening of Tuesday, October 24, Patrolman Davidson Sib-aten, together with his wife and child, was about to go to sleep. At around 10 p.m., a gunshot rang out unexpectedly, creating a distressing scene. His wife, startled by the noise, rushed to see what happened. She found her husband on the floor with a head injury, and it was a heartbreaking sight.
In a state of panic, the wife called for help from their neighbors. They acted quickly to assist the injured officer and rushed him to the Saint Luis University Sacred Heart Medical Center. Despite their best efforts and the care of the attending doctor, Patrolman Davidson Sib-aten was declared dead when he arrived at the hospital.
No Suspicion of Foul Play
Authorities promptly responded to the tragic event. Baguio City police confirmed that they had ruled out foul play. While the accident was deeply tragic, it is believed to have been an unfortunate mishap.
The loss of Patrolman Davidson Sib-aten has deeply affected the police department and the entire Baguio City community. To help the grieving family, the police department is assisting with their financial claims during this difficult time.
Colleagues of the officer are also coming together to provide financial support, aiming to ease the family's financial burden. This collective effort emphasizes that law enforcement officers are not only public servants but also individuals who face their own challenges and difficulties.
The Baguio City police highlighted the importance of unity and compassion during tough times: "We must always remember that these officers are also humans and share the same trials and triumphs. This difficult loss reminds us that we need to support each other, even in the most challenging times."
The tragic death of Patrolman Davidson Sib-aten serves as a reminder of how fragile life can be and the significance of helping one another in times of need. The entire community stands with the grieving family as they navigate the aftermath of this heartbreaking accident.