The Namibian Police has announced the untimely death of one of its former senior commanders, retired police chief inspector Victoria Jason, who went on early retirement on medical grounds.
Jason passed away on January 25, 2013 in Tsumeb after a long illness. The late Jason started her police career in the 1980's when she was sent to Tanzania for police training by the then liberation movement Swapo. Upon completion of her training in Tanzania, she was deployed in Counter-Intelligence Operations at Bravo in Angola until she was repatriated back to Namibia through the United Nations (UN) repatriation process in 1989.
In 1990, she joined the Namibian Police Force and underwent training at the then Luiperdsvallei Police Training College. After the successful completion of her training, she was deployed to Tsumeb. She was later promoted to the rank of warrant-officer in 1998 and at the same time she was appointed as the deputy station commander of the Tsumeb police station.
In 2000, Jason was promoted from the rank of warrant-officer to chief inspector and appointed as the station commander of the Tsumeb police station. During 2011, she was transferred from the Tsumeb police station to the police regional headquarters in the Oshikoto Region.
She served as a staff officer at the regional headquarters, a position she held until her early retirement on November 30, 2012. The late Victoria Jason was a commander, a principled officer who upheld law and order, which she stood for and defended throughout her career, stated the police public relations division. She leaves behind three children and her husband.
A memorial service will be held today at the Betesta Elcin Lutheran Congregation in Tsumeb, while a second memorial service will be held at Omadano, a village in the Omundaungilo Constituency in the Ohangwena Region. She will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 02, 2013 in the Omadano cemetery.