12:10 / 02.05.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Borovo: 31 years since the death of 12 police officers

Commemoration for 12 murdered police officers

Commemoration for 12 murdered police officers

Foto: HTV / HRT

A procession of the Vinkovci Homeland War Special Police Association, from the entrance in Borovo to the memorial in the center of town, was held today to mark 31 years since the killing of 12 members of the Vinkovci Special Police, who were murdered on this day in 1991 in pre-war Borovo Selo by Serb rebels at the beginning of the Greater Serbian aggression of the Homeland War.  

The 31st anniversary of the murder of 12 members of the Vinkovci Special Police, killed on this day in 1991 in pre-war Borovo Selo began to mark the 31st anniversary of the murder of 12 members of the Special Police of the Homeland War "Krpelj" Vinkovci, from the entrance to Borovo to the memorial.


Wreaths were laid at the foot of the memorial and candles were lit by state and other delegations. A commemorative gathering followed.


Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Davor Božinović and Minister of Defense Mario Banožić took part in the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the death of the 12 police officers in Borovo Selo.


In the Vinkovci parish church a Mass of Remembrance was served. In memory of the killed police officers, a memorial athletic race "12 kilometers for 12 police officers" was also held in Vinkovci.


Police officers Stjepan Bošnjak (1955), Antun Grbavac (1961), Josip Culej (1966), Mladen Šarić (1965), Zdenko Perica (1965), Zoran Grašić (1969), Ivica Vučić (1961), Luka Crnković (1970), Marinko Petrušić (1966), Janko Čović (1965), Željko Hrala (1968) and Mladen Čatić (1971) were killed in an ambush, after two of their colleagues, Zvonimir Matković and Dalibor Križanović, were captured during a regular patrol in Borovo by members of Serbian paramilitary units on the night of May 1st and 2nd 1991. 23 policemen were wounded in the attack.


Source: HRT

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