Commemoration Held for 12 Policemen Killed in 1991

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ZAGREB, May 1, 2018 – A commemoration was held in Borovo, eastern Croatia, on Tuesday for 12 special policemen killed there by Serb paramilitaries 27 years ago today.

The 12 Croatian policemen were killed in an ambush in the night between May 1 and 2, 1991 after coming to Borovo in an attempt to rescue two of their colleagues who were captured the night before by Serb paramilitaries.

Today’s commemoration included wreath-laying ceremonies at which an appeal was sent once again to authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

After negotiations on their release failed, a group of members of special police forces from Vinkovci were sent to Borovo on May 2. In a conflict with Serb paramilitaries that followed, 12 of them were killed and another 21 were wounded.

The policemen who were killed were Stipan Bošnjak (born in 1955), Antun Grbavac (1961), Josip Culej (1966), Mladen Šarić (1965), Zdenko Perica (1965), Zoran Grašić (1969), Ivica Vučić (1961), Luka Crnković (1970), Marinko Petrušić (1966), Janko Ćović (1965), Željko Hrala (1968) and Mladen Ćatić (1971).


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