Gallant Garden (Chinese: 浩園; pinyin: Hàoyuán), in Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery at Wo Hop Shek, Hong Kong, was established in November 1996 for civil servants who lost their lives on duty. In 2000, permanent earth burial was extended to both civil servants and non-civil servants who died with exceptional bravery while on duty. It has an area of 1,600 m² (17,200 ft²) and is currently maintained by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. It has 110 land burial spaces, 165 urn spaces, and a columbarium of 120 niches. There is also a large Buddhist-Taoist monastery built near the cemetery.
The majority of those interred are police officers and firefighters fallen on duties, but several medical personnel who contracted and died from SARS while treating sufferers from the disease are also buried in the cemetery.
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... In 1996, Gallant Garden (or Ho Yuen, in Cantonese), in Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery, was established for the civil servants who die of injuries during their duty ...
... 1983 關耀煇 (died at 27) Royal Hong Kong Police Force traffic police officer killed in a traffic accident while on duty 1987 陳潤良 (died at 30) Hong Kong Fire Services firefighter captain who fell during a blaze in Tsuen Wan 1989 陳政瑜 Hong Kong Fire Services firefighter captain killed by a blaze in Mongkok Sun Hing Building 1990 岑凱傑 (died at 25) Royal Hong Kong Police Force officer killed by a suspect in Mei Foo Sun Chuen 1996 廖熾鴻 (died at 41) Hong Kong Fire Services firefighter who died during a fire in the Garley Building 1997 吳禮光 (died at 35) Hong Kong Fire Services firefighter who died during training 1998 王永基 (died at 39) Hong Kong Police Chief Inspector who died during annual physical training examination 1998 陳阿文 (died at 50) A staff member from the Marine Department who died from an accidental fall during work at Stonecutters Island 1998 黃英才 (died at 39) Acting senior Customs officer who died from an accidental fall while inspecting a container truck at Lok Ma Chau on April 12, 1998 1998 蔡孝濂 (died at 33) Hong Kong Fire Services medic who died while on duty in a traffic accident on Lamma Island 1998 林錦榮 (died at 35) A Water Supplies Department staff member who died in a traffic accident 1999 江榮發 (died at 39) Hong Kong Police marine police officer stationed at the Sai Kung marine police east headquarters who was killed when a truck tipped over 1999 黃生根 (died at 45) A worker of the Regional Council who died from a traffic accident while on duty 2000 梁錦光 (died at 43) An Immigration Department senior officer who died from a fire started by an arsonist ... He was the first civil servant permitted to be buried permanently in Gallant Garden ...
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