MORE than 200 police officers paid their respects yesterday morning to a young police constable who died after a road accident last month. Cha Kin-wah, 22, was the first constable to die while on duty this year. He was given police honours at the Hunghom funeral service, attended by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr Keith Lomas. Constable Cha died on January 29, about two weeks after he sustained head injuries in the accident, in which a taxi collided with the police car in which he was travelling to attend a robbery case. Constable Cha joined the force four years ago. While attached to the Kowloon West Emergency Unit two years ago, he escaped shots fired by robbers during a goldsmith shop raid. For his bravery during the raid, Constable Cha was awarded a Certificate of Formation Commander Commendation, which was buried with his body at Junk Bay Chinese Permanent Cemetery. The six pall-bearers at the Buddhist service were his former colleagues.