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Cops don't know what it means to serve

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Last week I went to the Tastee in Papine to buy some lunch I saw two police officers, heavily armed I might add, ahead of me in the line. We all got through and got our lunches.

As I was on my way out and both officers were in the lobby/passage area, seemingly waiting for someone or something, a mother, along with her very young daughter, was leaving and needed some assistance with the door. My hands were pretty full with the lunch in one, a directory in the other, and a bag on two fingers, so I looked across at the officers, but neither of them budged.

So, with my very full hands, I opened and held the door for her and her daughter, which was second nature, as I was raised right by my mum (as well as by Wolmer's).

I may not know anything about the Jamaica Constabulary Force or its training regimen, but I'd like to genuinely know, what is the police's definition of the word 'serve', which is part of their motto?