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Slain woman constable awarded posthumous Medal of Honour

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 5:15 PM
Crystal Thomas has received a posthumous Medal of Honour for Gallantry from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

Slain police constable Crystal Thomas has been awarded a posthumous Medal of Honour for Gallantry from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

Constable Thomas is among dozens of the country’s uniformed services recognised for their contribution to the country by the Governor General.

The 24-year-old former resident of Kitson Town, St Catherine was shot multiple times on the night of July 14, 2015 as she challenged gunmen who hijacked and attempted to rob a public passenger bus along Spanish Town Road in Kingston.

The attack happened shortly after Constable Thomas, who was also a passenger, had boarded the bus for home after leaving work at the Denham Town Police Station also in Kingston.