SPO1 Adonis Dumpit, a multi-awarded but controversial police officer who served a prison term after he was convicted of homicide over seven years ago, has again been reassigned to Bohol, less than a year before his mandatory retirement.
Dumpit’s reassignment was confirmed Wednesday by Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) deputy director for administration Supt. Ali Baron.
Baron said that Dumpit will be assigned to the BPPO, but did not specify in which unit.
The sharp-shooting Dumpit was the close-in police bodyguard of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña before he was last assigned to Bohol on August 12, 2016.
His previous stint in the province was short however after he was ordered by then-Police Regional Office 7 chief Dir. Noli Taliño to report back to Cebu upon the request of Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak in October, 2016.
Dumpit, 55, is now in his final year in the service before reaching the mandatory retirement age for police officers at 56.
Prior to being Osmeña’s bodyguard, Dumpit served out a minimum six-year prison term after he was found guilty of homicide for killing a notorious robbery suspect.
He was released in 2016 and had exhibited good behavior during his incarceration.
The National Police Commission then allowed him to return to the police service after dismissing the administrative charge filed against him in relation to the homicide case. (rt)