Sun | May 19, 2019

Portland cops a credit to force

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM


This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson.

On Friday, April 13, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., two cars, one with our son and the other with my husband and me, were travelling to Portland. Just before entering Buff Bay, on a very dark and lonely road by the dump, my son's vehicle developed a flat tyre. On removing the flat, he discovered that his spare tyre was also flat!

My husband drove into Buff Bay in an effort to find a tyre repairman; however, owing to the time of night, no one was available.

Fortunately, within a few minutes of his return to the spot where we were, two police vehicles passed but, on noticing us parked in this lonely area, stopped to enquire if they could assist. One vehicle with two officers remained at the site with me while one of the police vehicles took my husband, along with the tyre, to try to have it repaired.

They did find a tyre repairman who was playing dominoes, but who kindly repaired the tyre for us. They returned to the location and waited on us until we were able to leave the area.

I wish to place on record my sincere thanks to constables Norvalee Petite, Taylor, Hill and Landel. These four cops were courteous, caring, professional and outstanding. They are a credit to the police force. The constabulary should commend them for their remarkable service.


Tara Courier Services

Kingston 5