Ren Changxia: a heroic policewoman

By Li Zheng
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Ren Changxia was born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on February 8, 1964. After graduating from police training school in 1983, she began to work as a preliminary investigator at the Zhengzhou Police Station. Studious and modest, she became an expert police officer and investigator.

In November, 1992, Ren won contests for Zhengzhou's police department and legal system. She also won the first place in a contest for the Henan provincial legal system in November 1994.

Competent and responsible, Ren let no criminal skip off. Statistics showed that during Ren's stay in the Zhongyuan pre-trial division of Zhengzhou, she achieved unprecedented success in Henan, with 1,072 cases handled and more than 950 culprits captured. During her four years in the department of public security and legal work in Zhengzhou, Ren handled more than 1,000 cases, all of which were handled professionally and fairly.

In November 1998, Ren was promoted to branch leader of the detective section of Zhengzhou Police Station. That same year, Ren was appointed as a team leader of a special-operations team to infiltrate local mafia organizations. In the fight against the gangsters of the Shoe Town, Ren and her coworkers made a clean sweep. In the rectification of the clothing wholesale market of Hemu Road, gang leader Wang Zhangyong attempted to flee to Shenzhen. Ren twice led her team to Shenzhen and helped local police. All criminals associated with the gang were arrested.

In April 2001, Ren was promoted to commissioner of Dengfeng Police Station. There, Ren became the first female police commissioner in Henan's history. In Dengfeng, many cases were previously left unsolved, so Ren pledged to change the tone of the department within 100 days. The investigative process for many cases was laborious. Sometimes Ren and her colleagues had to spend tens of days in the field under difficult conditions.

When dealing with the gangs of Baisha Lake, Ren again swept off the whole group through careful investigation and skillful planning, without even firing a shot. Major cases and difficult cases were successfully solved, earning Ren the title of 'Police Goddess'.

In order to handle collective petitions from citizens, Ren set up a special panel of more than 20 policemen. Ren made Saturday the commissioner's reception day to receive complaints. During the 3 more years in Dengfeng, the commissioner's reception day became a standard practice. Ren held 3,467 receptions in all, eventually resolving 476 active petitions.

On May 3, 2001, when handling an explosion of the Xishi Coalmine in Daye County, Ren adopted an orphan of the explosion named Liu Chunyu.

Ren encouraged all the policemen in Dengfeng to carry out the plan of '100 policemen, 100 underprivileged students' and successively helped 126 drop-outs return to school. Under Ren's leadership, Dengfeng Police Station helped more than 70 families out of poverty, benefiting more than 300 people. Over 60 publicly beneficial policies were put in place. The station eventually earned the title of the "People's Satisfied Institute" in Henan.

On April 14, 2004, after reporting to work in Zhengzhou, Ren drove back to Dengfeng that night to handle an important case. Unfortunately, she never arrived at Dengfeng. She died from injuries related to a car accident. She was 40.

From the day Ren began her work, she remained faithful to the CPC and dutifully fulfilled her responsibility to serve the people. In her lifetime, she received more than 40 achievement awards. In 2004 and 2009, Ren was named one of the 100 key people who has "Moved China" in the years since the nation's founding.

Ren Changxia still lives in the hearts of all the people.

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