Nongprue Sub-district marked National Police Day with prayers and football.
Nongprue Police Station Superintendent Col. Suthisak Wanthee welcomed Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, Chonburi Cultural Commission Chairman Suan Phanomwattanakul and former and current station officers to the Oct. 13 event.
Nine monks blessed the police on Police Day and prayed for officers who had died in the past year. Monks were served lunch to end the merit-making.
The afternoon saw a friendly football competition between the Pattaya, Banglamung and Nongprue stations and a team of Pattaya journalists.
National Police Day has been held every Oct. 13 since 1913 when the country’s national Royal Thai Police force was formed through the merger of local and regional police departments.
Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit (2nd right) presents a congratulations basket to Nongprue Police Station Superintendent Col. Suthisak Wanthee on National Police Day.