(CNS): Five uniform support officers, two detectives and a police constable were all commended this week for professionalism and bravery while performing lifesaving efforts in the line of duty. While the police are often the subject of criticism in the community, these eight members of the RCIPS helped save lives because of their quick thinking and skills as well as working together in dramatic situations.
The five USG officers were honoured for their professional response at the scene of Justin Manderson’s murder outside Seven Mile Shops on 1 October.
The officers provided medical care that helped keep the West Bay man alive long enough for him to see and speak with family members before he died.
Two detectives were also honoured for their quick actions that saved the life of Blake Burrell in central George Town last year after David Bodden slashed his throat open on the streets of George Town last summer. The officers in this case who acted very quickly and with skill were also commended in the court during the sentencing when Bodden was jailed.
An officer was also commended for administering CPR and resuscitating an elderly woman in Bodden Town during an undisclosed incident earlier this year.
“The core duty of each and every officer is to save and protect life,” said Anthony Ennis, Acting Commissioner of Police, who presented the citations “Each of these officers admirably fulfilled this sacred duty and are a credit to themselves, fellow colleagues and the RCIPS.”
Missing from the photographs are Sergeant Charmaine Dalhouse, Constables Winston Wolliston and Constante Aydoc.