Tributes have been paid to one of Malta’s most respected police officers following the sad news of his death.
PC Alfred Sciberras was described as Malta’s ‘kindest traffic cop’.
He was well-known for allowing children to sit his police motorbike to pose for photographs.
Former police colleagues and members of the public paid their respects on social media after the Malta Police Association confirmed he had passed away.
One Facebook user wrote: ‘Alfred Sciberras was a real gentleman who helped people while doing his job.
‘He was an example as to what a motorcycle policeman should be. From the little I knew him I am sure that Malta lost a truly dedicated police officer.’
A former colleague added: ‘Alfred was a highly respected officer, who was extremely well liked and popular with his colleagues. He was thoroughly professional in his work.
‘His death is a great tragedy and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.’
Another wrote: ‘He was a shining example to the rest of us. A true gentleman and a true police officer who helped others and always made the The Malta Police Force proud.’
A mum posted: ‘He once stopped me in the middle of the morning traffic to give my children a drawing book and crayons. Such a nice traffic policeman!’
A father wrote: ‘A few years ago this policeman let my son sit on his bike. My son was overjoyed. He was one of the very best.’
Another man added: ‘He honoured the uniform and served his country with the utmost humility, seriousness, love and dedication.’
A woman posted: ‘I once saw him waving his hand to a young boy who was staring at him from a car. It was such a nice thing to do.’
RIP PC 1002.