CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA --- An operative of Gen. Tiñio Municipal Police Station was shot dead by a notorious drug peddler during an anti-drug operation turned shootout, last night (July 16) in Gen. Tiñio.
 
Slain member of the Gen. Tiñio police force was identified as PO1 Mariano Emmanuel Caparas, operative while suspect who was also killed was identified as @ Abet.
 
Based on reports that reached this Office, operatives of General Tiñio Municipal Police Station conducted buy bust operation at Sitio Saudi, Brgy. Pias, Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija which resulted to a shootout and neutralization of @Abet while PO1 Caparas sustained gunshot wounds in the different parts of his body.
 
PO1 Caparas was rushed to Medicare Community Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
 
Recovered were the following: one (1) Glock 9mm pistol, ten (10) caliber 9mm spent shells, one (1) deformed fired bullet, one (1) black Kawasaki Bajaj motorcycle bearing plate no. 9846-II and one (1) heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.
 
“This is unfortunate news for us as one of our members was killed in line with our diligent efforts to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs and while nothing can make up for his loss, along with our deepest condolences, we assure his bereaved family that they will get the necessary benefits that is due for  them. Still, we are committed in our waging war against illegal drugs and we will continue to be relentless in our campaign at all costs,” PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR CORPUS said.