Police Federation pays tribute to 50 police officers who died over the last year
Members of the Jamaica Police Federation this morning (May 30) paid tribute to some fifty police officers who passed, between May last year and May this year.
The officers, some of whom died in the line of duty, passed away between May 1, 2022, and yesterday, May 29, 2023.
The latest, Constable Damien Blair was shot and killed in Somerset, Manchester last evening.
Police reportedly found both Constable Blair and his wife suffering from wounds sometime around 6 PM.
They were taken to hospital where the cop was pronounced dead and his wife admitted under police guard.
The tribute to the fallen police officers was led by JCF Chaplain, Dr. Gary Baddhoo Fletcher.
Meanwhile, acknowledging the deceased officers, Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Peter Bunting noted that the number has increased significantly since last year.
Bunting expressed condolences to the family of Constable Blair and to the families of all the other deceased officers.
Mr Bunting was speaking at the 80th annual Joint Conference of the Police Federation Underway at the Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Trelawny.
It is being held under the theme: Focused Together, One Path, One Goal Through Excellence and Commitment.