50-year-old security officer Mr Rojion Shariff received commendation from his employer today for nabbing the gunman who attempted robbery on at Sun Plaza Shopping Centre on 7 February 2006.
In acknowledgement of Mr Rojion’s bravery and public spiritedness, NTUC FairPrice presented a Certificate of Commendation to him, along with a cheque of $1,000 and $1,000 worth of FairPrice vouchers.
Mr Rojion is also scheduled to receive a plaque of commendation from the FairPrice branch of the Food, Drinks and Allied Workers Union (FDAWU), of which he is a member, at a later date.
Mr Rojion served as a police officer for 25 years before he joined NTUC FairPrice as a security officer. Retired police officers are given priority consideration during recruitment as security officers because they have a better understanding of the law and other security issues. They are also better in dealing with members of the public as they are generally more sensitive and caring.
Mr Seah Kian Peng, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of NTUC FairPrice said, “It is fortunate that no one was hurt in the incident. Safety is the topmost priority at FairPrice and we would like to assure everyone that safety precautions are in place to ensure the safety of our staff and shoppers. We are very proud of our security officer, Mr Rojion, who went beyond the call of duty in this instance.”