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National Security Minister condemns murder of policeman

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – National Security Minister Peter Bunting has condemned the murder of a police constable who was shot and killed in August Town, St. Andrew, late Monday.

Bunting said that James Grant, 35, who joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force in September 2001, is the first law enforcement official to be killed since the start of the year and comes at a time when Jamaica has been experiencing a decline in serious crimes.

“It is of great concern that the police while carrying out their duties would be greeted with such callousness and hostility, leaving the police constable with a gunshot wound to the head.  We will not be deterred and will work even closer with the community to ensure that we continue to build on the gains we achieved prior to this unfortunate incident.”

Bunting appealed to members of the security forces to continue to be vigilant and be relentless in their determination to rid the country of criminality and bring the perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice.

He also encouraged security personnel not to recoil in the face of Monday’s killing.

Meanwhile, the Police Federation has expressed outrage and condemnation at the murder of the police officer, who was a member of a police party in the August Town area that was fired upon by men armed with high powered weapons. He was struck in the head and died on the spot.

“The careless, senseless and brutal killing of Constable Grant by criminals has hit the core of the Jamaican Constabulary Force, especially the men and women of St Andrew Central Division,” Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson, said in a statement.

 

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – National Security Minister Peter Bunting has condemned the murder of a police constable who was shot and killed in August Town, St. Andrew, late Monday.

Bunting said that James Grant, 35, who joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force in September 2001, is the first law enforcement official to be killed since the start of the year and comes at a time when Jamaica has been experiencing a decline in serious crimes.

“It is of great concern that the police while carrying out their duties would be greeted with such callousness and hostility, leaving the police constable with a gunshot wound to the head.  We will not be deterred and will work even closer with the community to ensure that we continue to build on the gains we achieved prior to this unfortunate incident.”

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Bunting appealed to members of the security forces to continue to be vigilant and be relentless in their determination to rid the country of criminality and bring the perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice.

He also encouraged security personnel not to recoil in the face of Monday’s killing.

Meanwhile, the Police Federation has expressed outrage and condemnation at the murder of the police officer, who was a member of a police party in the August Town area that was fired upon by men armed with high powered weapons. He was struck in the head and died on the spot.

“The careless, senseless and brutal killing of Constable Grant by criminals has hit the core of the Jamaican Constabulary Force, especially the men and women of St Andrew Central Division,” Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson, said in a statement.