Apart from his heroics, ASP Koh is fondly respected for his leadership philosophy and leading by example. During an interview, Koh said: "I believe a policeman’s life is very precious. If anyone has to die it should be me. A commander’s responsibility is to ensure that every person is accounted for and no unnecessary risk is taken". Honestly, how many of us can put the lives of others ahead of our own? With such brave and dedicated Commanders like ASP Koh within the Singapore Police Force in the past, it is little wonder why crime was swiftly brought under control during Singapore's turbulent years.