Leung Bo-ming, killed trying to save a trapped villager during Monday's floods, will be buried at Gallant Garden The senior police inspector who died trying to rescue a villager during Monday's floods will be buried in the official hero's cemetery, the government announced yesterday, as officers praised their lost colleague as a courageous man who led by example. Leung Bo-ming, 47, drowned after being washed away by floods in Lin Ma Hang, Ta Kwu Ling. He had braved the torrent to try to rescue a man trapped in the fast-moving floodwaters. Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said: 'He sacrificed himself gallantly to rescue others. According to our policy, he will be buried at Gallant Garden as long as his family agrees.' A police spokeswoman later said Leung's family had agreed to bury him at Gallant Garden, the official hero's cemetery in Wo Hop Shek. A funeral with full honours will be held for him today. The force said Leung's family would receive a total of $2.5 million comprising compensation, contributions to his retirement fund and an ex-gratia payment. Mr Wong said they could also apply for additional financial assistance from a fund for the families of people who sacrificed their lives to save others. Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui, who has commended Leung's courage and dedication, said the force would look into the circumstances surrounding his death and investigate whether there were any equipment problems. Detectives who returned to the scene to probe Leung's death yesterday found a section of the border fence had been knocked down by floodwaters. Leung's body was found underwater at a flooded banana plantation near the border more than six hours after he was washed away on Lin Ma Hang Road on Monday. Leung joined the force in 1980 and was promoted to the rank of senior inspector last year. He was only transferred to Ta Kwu Ling division to lead a 50-member patrol sub-unit in March. He was single and his brother, Leung Po-tak, is a senior superintendent working in the force's security wing. Chief Superintendent Ian Seabourne, who worked with Leung in Kowloon West region two years ago, said he was not surprised that Leung had sacrificed himself to save others. 'It's the kind of brave thing he would do. He was a really nice guy and a popular man. He always had a smile on his face. He left a big impression on people who knew him,' Mr Seabourne said. Leung's supervisor, Ta Kwu Ling Divisional Commander Superintendent To Wai-ching, described him as cheerful, responsible and a popular leader. 'He led by example. He carried out the duties himself too instead of just asking his officers to do it,' he said. 'Everyone's eyes turn watery whenever we talk about him. It's a great loss. He was a good leader.'