Po­lice host food jam­boree to help ail­ing col­leagues “

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - AN­DRÉ WIL­LIAMS STAR Writer

Col­leagues of a po­lice­man who is in need of a kid­ney trans­plant and a now paral­ysed ex-mem­ber have formed a spe­cial com­mit­tee seek­ing to raise well-needed funds to as­sist with the two men’s med­i­cal ex­penses and treat­ment.

Po­lice per­son­nel at­tached to the nar­cotics divi­sion of the Ja­maica Con­stab­u­lary Force (JCF) are host­ing a Food Jam­boree and Dance in sup­port of out of ser­vice mem­bers who have served dili­gently along­side them.

Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent Everold Spencer, In­spec­tor Ar­lene Palmer, In­spec­tor Shel­don Coul­son, In­spec­tor Le­cia Mad­den, De­tec­tive Woman Cor­po­ral Mele­cia He­witt and Dis­trict Con­sta­ble Nor­dia Henry are spear­head­ing the ini­tia­tive.

It is es­ti­mated that it would cost some US$200,000 for a kid­ney trans­plant for Con­sta­ble Cordell Cock­ings.

Cock­ings is cur­rently un­der­go­ing dial­y­sis at a cost of $10,500 per ses­sion re­quired three times per week.

“He is only do­ing two times per week be­cause of fi­nan­cial con­straints. He has gone 10, but it should be 20, so we have to try fill the gap in terms of find­ing some money to en­sure that he con­tin­ues the treat­ment,” DSP Spencer told THE WEEK­END STAR.

Ex-po­lice­man Prince Cocks is the other ben­e­fi­ciary of the event.

Cocks is now paral­ysed fol­low­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent which oc­curred in 2011, ren­der­ing him un­able to work.

THE WEEK­END STAR gath­ered that on the day in ques­tion, Cocks was on his way to work, and while trav­el­ling in a ro­bot taxi, it met in an ac­ci­dent and he suf­fered spinal in­jures and is un­able to walk and is also

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