Tsui Po-ko was upbeat and optimistic and wanted to be an organ donor, says tearful wife The widow of Tsui Po-ko, the officer alleged to have killed two colleagues and a security guard in five years, burst into tears yesterday while presenting a positive view of him. Faced with questions about her relationship with Tsui, Li Po-ling, a social worker, remained unruffled until asked to describe her impression of her husband, who died in the Tsim Sha Tsui shoot-out last year. 'He was very upbeat and optimistic,' Ms Li, whose application to be exempted from giving evidence had been denied, said. She was the last of the 116 witnesses scheduled to give evidence to the marathon inquest. She could not hold back her tears when her lawyer, Daniel Wong Kwok-tung, asked for her recollection of Tsui. 'He was willing to help others. He would let old people and children take his seat when he was on an MTR train. I felt so honoured.' She noted Tsui saved at least two lives, offering first aid to a restaurant owner who had a heart attack, and carrying one of his friends, who had been injured while paragliding, from a steep hill to hospital. 'He also signed the Organ Donation Card and asked ...,' she tailed off as the tears streamed down her cheeks. At the other end of the court room in a seat for the deceased's family, Tsui's mother, Cheung Wai-mei, also cried. The packed courtroom was silent until Ms Li wiped away a tear and continued: 'He asked me to donate all his organs to others to help people.' It was the last comment she made in the witness stand before rushing from the courtroom and leaving in a car arranged by police so she could avoid reporters. Preferring to be called 'Ms Li' instead of 'Mrs Tsui' when Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu asked how the court should refer to her, Tsui's widow was bombarded with questions about their marriage. Peter Ip Tak-keung, barrister for the police commissioner, asked: 'Do you think it was strange that Ah Ko left you behind and travelled alone?', referring to Tsui. 'Do you think Tsui had low self-esteem that his school qualification was not as good as yours?' 'We lived in harmony and we respected each other. Ah Ko always let me know where he went travelling and I offer him the freedom to do things he liked,' she said. 'He was a responsible father and husband. He would do the housework. Whenever he had the time, he would walk me to the MTR station and kissed my forehead as we parted.' Previous evidence suggested that Tsui was a regular visitor to massage parlours, a heavy gambler, had secret investments and smoked and drank. Mr Ip asked Tsui's widow if she believed this. 'I do not believe it. Our marriage had no problem. I offered him plenty of freedom. Until this moment, I still do not believe it.' Mr Ip later suggested that she knew little about her husband. Ms Li said: 'I think it was wrong to say that' about him. While Tsui's widow left the court in a car, his mother decided to take the MTR alone. As she left the court building, she made a deep bow before reporters.