Kin­galarm of­fi­cer thwarts rob­bery, killed

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - NEWS - — Rac­quel Porter

SE­CU­RITY firm Kin­galarm is en­cour­ag­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to the mur­der of one of its se­cu­rity of­fi­cers, who was shot in an at­tempted rob­bery in Greater Port­more, St Cather­ine, to speak to the au­thor­i­ties.

Lin­coln Gra­ham, who was sta­tioned at the lo­ca­tion, was killed when he thwarted an armed rob­bery ap­prox­i­mately 2:15 pm yes­ter­day at the Pay­mas­ter lo­ca­tion.

“We at Kin­galarm have al­ready reached out to Crime Stop and en­cour­age those with in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to this heinous crime to share it anony­mously with them by call­ing 311, or to do so di­rectly with the Ja­maica Constabulary Force (JCF) who have al­ready com­menced their in­ves­ti­ga­tion’s,” Kin­galarm said.

A po­lice source told the Ja­maica Ob­server that three men en­tered the build­ing while their two cronies stayed out­side wait­ing. The se­cu­rity guard re­alised what was hap­pen­ing and ap­proached the men. It is al­leged that one of the armed men held on to the se­cu­rity guard. An ex­plo­sion was heard dur­ing a strug­gle be­tween the men. The bul­let hit Gra­ham in the face and the gun­men fled.

“Of­fi­cer Gra­ham’s heroic ac­tions, in the face of the most ad­verse of cir­cum­stances, no doubt helped to pro­tect the lives and prop­erty of oth­ers and he died do­ing what he pledged to do many years ago — serve and pro­tect,” Kin­galarm said.

At the same time, the com­pany thanked the pub­lic, col­leagues and the se­cu­rity in­dus­try for their out­pour­ing of sup­port.

“This in­ci­dent is a stark re­minder of the in­her­ent risk that those op­er­at­ing in the se­cu­rity in­dus­try face and we ask you to re­mem­ber Of­fi­cer Gra­ham and his fam­ily mem­bers in your prayers, along with oth­ers who have lost their lives un­der sim­i­larly tragic cir­cum­stances due to the scourge of crime and vi­o­lence,” Kin­galarm said.

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