SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The National Police decorated this Wednesday the general, Chief of Staff of the Canary Islands Command, Fernando Maté, with the Police Merit Cross with a white badge in recognition of his work and collaboration.
The award ceremony took place in the Assembly Hall of the Government Subdelegation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and was chaired by the Government Subdelegate, Javier Plata, and the Principal Commissioner Luis Felipe San Martín Fernández-Marcote, with the presence of all the heads of units of the National Police on the island of Tenerife, military and civil authorities.
During the delivery, the commissioner stressed that this recognition “is absolutely deserved for the excellent daily relations with the National Police”, especially highlighting the close collaboration in training, in the transfer of facilities for courses, access tests and activities, as well as well as at an operational level, as demonstrated in the joint action in the operations of the La Palma volcano and the Los Realejos fires last July, which is “for the benefit” of the institutions and in the service to the citizen, gathers a note from the National Police.
In turn, the general expressed his “sincere gratitude” for receiving the Police Merit Cross with a white badge, highlighting the close collaboration between institutions and the professional and personal relationships that unite them, something that “often is not visible” but that “It’s real and palpable.”
In addition, the winner stated that it is “an honor” to receive this recognition from the National Police, with whom the Army shares numerous values.
The sub-delegate of the Government was pleased to be able to hold the event at the headquarters of the institution he presides over and represents, highlighting the general’s “discreet and effective work”, both in Spain and abroad throughout his professional life, as well as as its “full and absolute integration in Canarian society”.