JCF heroes among us
OVER THE last couple of weeks, our security forces have come under serious criticism from many people. The nightly newscasts seem to always have a reserved segment for our officers. Recently, we lost a few young, aspiring officers, which has really taken a toll on law-abiding citizens. Before this occurred, we saw allegations of police brutality in different regions. These matters, I believe, are still being investigated.
However, I am writing to highlight a different side of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Too often, we deliberate on the negatives while failing to affirm the efforts of the Force when the opportunity arises.
I write this morning to commend the quick response rendered by Woman Constable Constance Trowers and District Constable Romaine Mullings, who were on duty at the Williamsfield Police Station on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Two senior citizens living in the Williamsfield, Manchester, area were in need of medical assistance and needed to be transported urgently to the hospital. The elderly couple were experiencing serious challenges and needed quick assistance. Within minutes of receiving the call, the team of officers made their way to the home of the couple and brought them to the hospital for the needed medical attention at 2 a.m.
We sincerely commend them for their agility and willingness to assist in a matter that, under normal circumstances, would have been deemed an ambulatory one.
Officers, we, the citizens of Manchester, salute you today for your selfless service. May God continue to bless and protect you as you serve your country.
RUTH WALCOTT Mandeville, Manchester