Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri posted to social media to pay tribute and give thanks to all 38 members of the Civil Protection Department for their heroic efforts in Turkey after the devastating earthquake.
The officers were also joined by canine Peppi, who was a super good boy and helped out in rescuing and offering aid for all those struggling with the natural disaster which killed thousands.
The earthquake, which also struck parts of Syria, hit in February, with the multiple tremors affecting at least 15.73 million people and 4 million buildings.
There was an estimated 50,000 death toll and 107,204 injured. Infrastructure was massively damaged as other countries stockpiled resources to donate to the victims.
Malta’s Civil Protection Department officers who voyaged to Turkey kept the public updated with their work, sharing images of the debris they found as well as the operations they conducted to rescue people from beneath rubble.
Well done to all for your your heroic effort!