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Bunting and police commissioner condemn murder of two cops in St Thomas

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 8:13 AM
National Security Minister Peter Bunting ... 'I express deepest condolences to the families, colleagues.'

The National Security Minister Peter Bunting has joined Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams in condemning the murder of two policemen in St Thomas last night.

Corporal Kenneth Davis attached to Protective Services Division and Constable Craig Palmer, attached to the Kingston Western Division, were ambushed while playing a game of dominoes with friends in their community. 

A civilian was injured in the attack and has since been hospitalised.

“This demonstrates the risk that the police are constantly exposed to by virtue of their occupation and incidents of this nature remind us of the extremely difficult challenges facing the security forces, and the great sacrifices they continue to make in the fight to rid Jamaica of the scourge of crime and violence,"Bunting said.

He noted that one of the officers killed was from the Kingston West Division, which had already lost two members of their team this year in violent attacks.

Bunting has pleaded with members of the public to help the police in their investigations by providing them with information that may lead to the apprehension of the perpetrators.

“I express deepest condolences to the families, colleagues, and communities that have tragically lost these policemen and call upon all law abiding citizens to support the police in apprehending the culprits of this heinous crime, ” he said.