JCF he­roes among us

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION -

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

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