Thirty-eight families left by forty-four Special Action Force troopers will be adapted by 36 Philippine National Police Academy Classes from 1980 to 2015. “There were six PNPA officers who died in Mamasapano and their orphans will be taken care of by their respective batch mates,” PNPA Alumni Association chairman Chief Supt. Tomas Rentoy III said.
“That leaves us with 38 widows and orphans who are PNCOs (police non-commissioned officers). Since there are only 36 classes that have graduated from the academy, two PNPA classes will adopt two widows or orphans from the fallen SAF troopers,” he added.
He explained further that if the SAF trooper happened to be single “his parents will be extended financial support or medical assistance. The funding would come from the respective PNP classes.”
PNPA celebrated its 35th Grand Alumni Homecoming from March 11 to 15.