Major Director Muhamet Rrumbullaku, Director General of the State Police, met with the chairman of the American-Albanian Law Enforcement Association, Elton Shametaj, and several members of this organization.
During the ceremony, which was attended by the family of Police Martyr Allaman Dervishi and police commanders, the Director General commended Mr. Shametaj for his ongoing support for the families of police officers who died in the line of duty.
“I greatly appreciate your humanity, as well as that of the members of the association, and your contribution to supporting and assisting the families of the Police Martyrs. Your dedication to strengthening the image of the State Police in the United States is critical to us, and I thank you on behalf of the State Police “The Director General stated.
Elton Shametaj says “We are honored to help improve the image of our country’s police service. Despite the fact that we live and work in the United States, we believe it is our duty and obligation to support our country. We are here today to present a check to the family of one of the Police Martyrs on behalf of all members of the American-Albanian Law Enforcement Association. The police martyrs are an inspiration; their selfless conduct obligates all of us to care for and assist their families.”
In a show of solidarity, Elton Shametaj, chairman of the American-Albanian Law Enforcement Association, presented a $10,000 check to the family of Homeland Martyr Allaman Dervishi.
The family of Homeland Martyr Allaman Dervishi thanked the association’s representatives and the Director General of the State Police for their solidarity and respect.
Allaman Dervishi, a Traffic Police officer, died in hospital in May 2004 after being shot by several people he had stopped because they were suspected of driving a stolen vehicle. His colleague, Resmi Hasanpapaj, was also wounded during the incident, and while he survived, he is now crippled and confined to a wheelchair.