Police Officer Killed In Mandeville
A police officer assigned to the Manchester Community Safety and Security Branch was fatally shot by an armed robber in Mandeville on Friday (Oct 27).
38-year-old Corporal Melvin Smith was reportedly shot at around 8 pm as he assisted a man who was was robbed of his motorcycle on Manchester Road.
The victim of the theft was also shot by the thieves but survived and has reportedly been hospitalised in stable condition.
Commissioner of Police George Quallo has since appealed to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to be vigilant as they carry out their duties.
He also tweeted:
“It is never an easy time for police officers to learn of a death in our midst.It pulls us in several directions, we hurt, we cry, we r human”
It is never an easy time for police officers to learn of a death in our midst.It pulls us in several directions, we hurt, we cry, we r human
— George Quallo (@GeorgeQuallo) October 29, 2017
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