Monday, 13 April 2009
Police officer Vladimir Grandic from Novi Sad died on the morning of April 12 as a results of injuries
Police officer Vladimir Grandic from Novi Sad died on the morning of April 12 as a results of injuries incurred in a conflict with burglars on the highway near Novi Sad, the Vojvodina Clinical Center confirmed for BETA. The police officer suffered serious injuries to the arm, chest and abdomen, and was operated on after the shootout. The police were able to arrest all four of the robbers, and it is suspected that 19 year-old Danijel Tomic fired at the police officers. The conflict occurred when police tried to stop the car of the four robbers, who burglarized a jewelery store in Zrenjanin. The suspects fired at police, wounding Grandic, after which police fired back. The commemoration for the fallen officer Vladimir Grandic (31) will be held on April 13 in Novi Sad, Novi Sad Police Chief Miladin Kostrasevic said. The commemoration will begin at 1pm, and Grandic will be buried at 5pm at the New Cemetery in Novi Sad. The parliamentary commemoration will be attended by Interior Minister Ivica Dacic. He will also attend the funeral.