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Give slain cop gallantry medal

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Crystal Thomas
Jermaine Burgher
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THE EDITOR, Sir:

THE GLEANER published an article on October 22, 2013 titled 'I did it for my girl'. If you remember the story, I was shot on a public passenger vehicle while trying to stop a robbery, just as Crystal Thomas was trying to do. I, however, was lucky enough to overcome my attackers and eventually killed one.

I was granted the Medal of Honour for Gallantry, which I received on October 21, 2013 at King's House.

I urge The Gleaner to convince the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and the country, that the late Constable Thomas also be granted the Medal of Honour for Gallantry, as she did, in fact, fight and save other lives that were on that bus. In fact, she made the ultimate sacrifice for the people she solemnly swore to protect as a servant of this country.

I mourn for my colleague who was not as lucky as I. May her soul rest in peace, as she died a warrior for the JCF and her country.

JERMAINE BURGHER

jermaineburgher1@

gmail.com