Malta’s Police Force is today marking the one year anniversary since traffic police officer Sergeant Simon Schembri had been dragged underneath a car driven by a 17 year old.
On their Facebook Page, the Police Force has said May 15th 2018, is a ‘day that will forever live in our memories.’
The year which followed has seen Schembri make a recovery which has allowed him to return to active service in the Traffic Division this month.
He says to readers that, ‘I feel the need to deliver courage in what I do. Never ever give up in life. Where there’s a will there’s way’
The person charged with nearly killing Mr Schembri is a 17 year old named Liam Debono. Debono was awarded bail last September on a deposit of €10,000 and a personal guarantee of €40,000.
According to reports on the incident, Schembri had pulled over the 17 year old over the fact that he was not wearing a seatbelt. Debono chose to leave the scene dragging Schembri with him. The police officer lost his arm and suffered other grievous injuries during the incident which lasted for several metres.