Portrait Policeman Rouven Laur
NRW police mourn police officer from Mannheim who died in the line of duty
Patrol cars drive with mourning flags

The North Rhine-Westphalia police are mourning the death of a young colleague from the Baden-Württemberg police force who was killed in the line of duty. He died on duty because he wanted to save lives himself. NRW Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul: "Once again, a police officer who wanted to save people from worse has paid for his commitment and courage with his life."

The death of the 29-year-old is a painful loss for his family, friends and colleagues. However, colleagues from the North Rhine-Westphalia police force are also mourning his death from afar. They are remembering a colleague who was committed to the safety of his fellow citizens and was himself attacked and fatally injured in the process.

"We extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to all his relatives. May they find comfort and strength in the memory of a person who had the will to defend our values and was committed to the safety of people in our society," said the Inspector of the NRW Police, Michael Schemke.

Donation account

The Polizeistiftung Baden-Württemberg is coordinating the donations.

The account details of the Baden-Württemberg Police Foundation are:

Baden-Württembergische Bank
IBAN: DE48 6005 0101 7871 5214 50

Important note: Donations that are specifically intended for Rouven Laur's surviving dependants should be marked with the reference "Rouven" in the intended purpose. These donations will subsequently be collected by the Baden-Württemberg Police Foundation and then handed over directly to the relatives. All other, unspecified donations will be used in accordance with the purpose of the foundation for all police employees or their surviving dependants.

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In urgent cases: Police emergency number 110