SONG HAIXING, a former member of a security team in Pingshan District, was recently honored as a martyr by the Ministry of Civil Affairs for sacrificing his life to save a woman under attack four years ago, sznews.com reported.
Kengzi Subdistrict held an award ceremony Wednesday to grant a martyr certificate to Song’s family and called for society to learn from Song’s bravery and integrity.
Song joined the Shatian security team in July 2005 and became head of the “ambush squad” in December 2011, which was responsible for helping maintain the safety of the community.
On the night of July 25, 2014, Song heard a woman screaming for help on his way home from work. Song followed the screams and found a man attacking the woman with a knife in his hand.
The woman had already been stabbed multiple times by the time Song spotted her. Song was not armed at the time. However, he did not have a second thought and went up to fight the man bare-handed.
Song was stabbed in the liver by the suspect during the fight. Another member of the security team heard Song’s cry and arrived at the scene to back him up. However, Song did not make it and died from the fatal wound. Song was 36 years old when he passed away.
The local government decided to honor Song and nominated him for the title of martyr. The honor was approved and was granted to Song by the Central Government last month. (Zhang Qian)