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Jamaica Labour Party expresses condolences at Policeman’s death - Smith

Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Derick Smith, is this evening expressing condolences on the news of the shooting death of young Police Constable James Grant.  
 
According to Mr. Smith, ‘It is with deep sadness that I learned this afternoon, of the tragic and disturbing news. On behalf of the Jamaica Labour party and all Jamaicans, who I am sure, are also saddened by this development, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies to the family, colleagues and friends of young constable James Grant. To his colleagues in St. Andrew Central, where he was assigned, let me encourage you to remain steadfast in the service of your country, in spite of the untimely loss of your co-worker’.
 
Mr. Smith went on to say ‘I especially call for speedy and thorough investigations so that the matter can be brought to a swift and just resolution, to bring justice and closure for Constable Grant’s family.’
 
The Opposition Spokesman went on to note that ‘Constable Grant marks the first member of the security forces to be killed in the line of duty since the start of 2014. While we understand that the relationship between the citizenry & the Police is experiencing challenges, we encourage citizens to cooperate with the Security forces to assist with the ensuing investigations’. Mr. Smith concluded, “We encourage the Police to continue to engender positive relations with the citizenry so that together, we can minimize these very unwelcomed incidents”.

 

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