Criminals targeting law enforcers - police
The police say its intelligence confirms that armed criminals have been targeting members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, on and off the job.
The police's statement comes following the killing of Constable Collin Raynor.
Constable Raynor, who was stationed in Linstead, was shot in Hartland, Spanish Town in St Catherine yesterday evening while fishing at a community pond with his brother. His brother was also injured during the attack. His condition was not known up to news time.
Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams has expressed shock at the killing of the constable and has extended condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
He says the police will be deploying members of the chaplaincy unit to offer counselling to bereaved persons.
He is assuring the public that the police have not been deterred by the incident and that they will be resolute in their effort to win the battle against violent crimes.
The police is appealing to anyone with information that can assist the investigation to call 119, 811, Crime Stop 311 or the nearest police station.