Cordova police officer was a good man: son

THE only son of slain Cordova Police Station acting deputy chief Deogenes Carrillo said his family could not think of any reason behind his murder.

“He was a good man. If he really had enemies, I’m sure he would not challenge them for the sake of his children,” Dennis Kevin, 24, said in Cebuano.

Carrillo did not divulge any threat on his life to his wife and children.

Dennis Kevin could not also believe the allegations that his father had been included in the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“He often reminded me not to engage in vices because he would be the first person to place me in handcuffs,” he told Superbalita Cebu.

However, Police Regional Office 7 Director Debold Sinas said Carrillo had been relieved from his post several times because he allegedly participated in drug activities.

He said they are checking Carrillo’s possible link with self-confessed drug lord and San Fernando-native Franz Sabalones. Carrillo had a stint in the Drug Enforcement Unit of San Fernando in 2008 and 2009.

Aside from Carrillo’s alleged involvement in illegal drugs, police are looking into his personal conflicts as he could have made enemies because of his lending business.

“Basin naa siyay naabuso gamay sa iyang kliyente kay mag lisod og bayad (He could have wronged a client who struggled to pay him),” Sinas said.

Carrillo was driving his white van when he was attacked by riding-in-tandem gunmen in front of a public school in Barangay Poblacion, Cordova on Thursday morning, June 20, 2019.

Dennis Kevin said his mother often reminded his father to stay away from trouble.

As to the lending business, Dennis Kevin said it is his mother’s family business.

Even before Carrillo married his wife, the latter’s family had already been lending money.

His wife also is not dependent on Carrillo’s income as a police officer. She has a high-ranking position in a private company.

Dennis Kevin said his father only lent money to small-time vendors in Cordova and the latter often collected payments after his duty at the police station.

Carrillo’s body underwent an autopsy on Thursday night. Afterwards, his remains were brought to his family’s residence in Barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City on Friday dawn, June 21.

The tentative date of Carrillo’s burial is either June 29 or June 30 at the Mactan Island Memorial Garden. (from FMD of SuperBalita Cebu/KAL/WBS/MVG)


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