The sudden death of a police officer after he worked 36 straight hours, saddened tens of thousands of people in Jiangsu province's Haian county.
On July 4, thousands of residents attended the funeral of the 48-year-old officer, Gao Guangxi.
He was the director of the Chengnan police station in downtown Haian and had worked in law enforcement for 24 years.
Gao was found unconscious in front of his desk by Zhang Jianhua, a colleague who received a phone call from Gao's wife, Yang Mei, asking him to check on Gao around 6:30 pm on July 1 after failing to reach him many times.
Gao was a good police officer and a loving father as well. The only person he forgot to take care of was himself. - Ge Naijing, officer at the Haian public security bureau
Gao was on a 24-hour shift on June 30.
Instead of going home for rest the next day, he attended an early meeting and then visited 20 branches of the station, which has jurisdiction over 30 square kilometers and about 120,000 people.
"It's not unusual for him to work 24 hours straight," said Lu Xuqing, deputy director of the station.
"We work at one of the busiest stations in the downtown area, and sometimes cases flood the station."
The station handles about 15,000 cases every year, according to Ge Naijing, an officer at the Haian public security bureau.
In cases that could be mediated, Gao often negotiated patiently. About 99 per cent of such cases are settled this way, Ge said.