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Police officer Lyu Jianjiang posthumously awarded 'Role Model of the Time'

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Lyu Jianjiang, a police officer from Hebei province who died on duty to a sudden heart failure, was posthumously awarded the title of "Role Model of the Time" on April 17.

China SCIOUpdated: April 18, 2018

Lyu Jianjiang, a police officer from Hebei province who died on duty to a sudden heart failure, was posthumously awarded the title of "Role Model of the Time" on April 17. Lyu's family received the certificate of honor on his behalf from the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at a ceremony held in Beijing. 

Lyu was the head of the Anjianqiao Police Affairs Service Station, a subordinate unit of the Shijiazhuang Public Security Bureau. He was born in April 1970 and worked as a military surgeon before retiring from the military in 2004. He served the local people with dedication as a primary-level police officer in Shijiazhuang for the next 13 years. As a CPC member, Lyu stayed focused on his mission of protecting public safety and serving the people. He often walked around sub-districts and communities and talked to residents, settling disputes, providing free medical treatment, and offering help in other various ways. 

At his post, Lyu continuously pursued creativity and kept improving services to the people. He noticed that local residents found the administrative processes for obtaining a local household registration troublesome, as the procedure was too complex. In response, Lyu spent his own savings launching an online police affairs service station in 2009, the first of its kind in Hebei. Lyu was widely praised, as the information posted on the website brought convenience to the residents and improved work efficiency for the police. He also set up a Weibo account in 2011, and interacted with residents and made timely post with public security-related information. It was the first real name Weibo account set by a police officer in Hebei. A year later, he launched a lost and found website, which helped many residents to claim their lost items.   

While being widely praised by the people for his deeds and spirit, Lyu put his own health behind and fell sick from years of overwork. He died suddenly of heart failure on Dec. 1, 2017, at the age of 47.