General Commander of Dubai Police, Lieutenant General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, died on Thursday night at Rashid Hospital. He was rushed there following a heart attack.
Dubai Media announced the sad news on Twitter
It also stated a funeral prayers would be held at Zabeel after Friday prayers.
Lieutenant General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police passes away. pic.twitter.com/AQ9glRfW2f
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 24, 2016
Lt Gen Al Mazeina became the General Commander of Dubai Police in 2013
He was previously the deputy commander of Dubai Police and director of the general directorate for criminal investigations at Dubai Police. He has many outstanding accomplishments in the field of police and security work.
Condolences pour in
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, tweeted: “Lost one (of) Emirates loyal men. Khamis Mattar decorated team Commander was a soldier in the service of the nation and of good family. Mercy mercy wide”.
فقدت دولة الامارات أحد رجالها المخلصين .. خميس مطر المزينة كان قائدا لفريق عمل وجندي في خدمة الوطن وأب لأسرة صالحة .. رحمه الله رحمة واسعة pic.twitter.com/cASMElVk45
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) November 25, 2016