Police Federation renews call for government to provide 100% health insurance coverage for rank and file members

The Jamaica  Police Federation is renewing its  call for the government to provide 100% health insurance coverage and other welfare benefits for rank and file members.

The call was made today by member of the federation’s central committee Detective Corporal Peta Gaye Williams at the Thanksgiving service for Sergeant Christopher Gordon.

Sergeant Gordon who was attached to the Half Way Tree Police Station died on May 22. 

It was reported that he fell ill while on duty and was transported to hospital where he died.

In a tribute today, Corporal Williams said law enforcers are faced with many challenges, some of which appear to have no end.

She also encouraged police officers to take care of themselves.

She said he was a dependable, reliable and committed police officer who dedicated over 21 years to the country.

Meanwhile, Commanding Officer for the St. Andrew Central Division Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, who read the eulogy, noted that this was a hard time for the division with the deaths of a number of officers.

He also urged officers to take care of their health.


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