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West Kinston commanding officer keeping his promise to Iris May King

Published:Sunday | January 18, 2015 | 1:06 PMAndrew Harris
Iris May King

Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor, commanding officer for the Kingston West Police Division, on Saturday kept his promise to Iris May King of Wilton Gardens, also called Rema, by celebrating with her the joy of reaching the century mark.

The Senior Superintendent said that after visiting the community on Christmas eve to give the shut-in residents gifts and season cheers, his team realised that May King would be 100 years old on Saturday, so he promised her that he would be a part of the celebration.

"We were able to provide her with gift packages from Lasco and GraceKennedy and the cake was made my Captains Bakery," said McGregor.

"Building relationships like these are very important, because she was very appreciative that people will remember her at her age," he added.

"One of my strategies as the commanding officer of Kingston West is to make a connection with the people so when we do these social events it goes along way. It shows that the citizens are average citizens that cannot find the basic necessities," said McGregor.