AFTER nearly two weeks in the hospital, Cagayan de Oro City police director Nelson Aganon passed away inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Polymedic Medical Plaza, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4. He was 46.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Reynante Reyes, officer-in-charge of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), said Aganon did not survive when his attending physician tried to revive him 15 times around 2:00 p.m., Tuesday.
"As we monitored him the previous days, normal naman vital signs niya but due to some complications wala na siya ka survive. At 2:00 p.m. nag start ang revival at 15 times pero at the 15th time wala na niya nakayanan," Reyes told reporters.
Aganon was hospitalized and underwent surgery after he was figured in a motorcycle crash during motorcycle riding course in Camp Evangelista, Patag, last May 22.
He sustained severe head injuries after the motorcycle he was riding took a nosedive while performing a motorcycle jump practice.
Aganon was a native of Nueva Ecija and became the city's top cop since April 2, 2018.
Prior to his assignment here, he served as a former member of the Special Action Force; former battalion commander of the Police Regional Office in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-Armm); former spokesperson of Police Regional Office-3 and has experience leading city and provincial police offices in Luzon.
Colleagues and acquaintances who worked with Aganon immediately expressed their condolences after hearing about his death.
Nesto Banauag Jr, convenor of Lihuk 2019 who spearheaded the recently concluded election education drive and debates, extended his sadness and gratitude to Aganon, who was supportive of the organization's activities.
Barangay Agusan chairperson, Ebod Melliza, also shared his sincere condolences.
"I was deeply saddened by the news about the passing of Police Col. Nelson Aganon our Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) City Director. In behalf of the Agusan Barangay Council and the People of Barangay Agusan I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends," he said.