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UPDATE: Police inspector killed in hit-and-run Trelawny crash

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 8:18 PM
Inspector Mark Gibbs ... killed in a hit-and-run crash in Trelawny

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

A police inspector is now dead after he was hit by motorist during a spot check in Clarke’s Town, Trelawny earlier this afternoon.

The inspector, Mark Gibbs, had more than 30 years of service in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

He was conducting a spot check when he signalled to the driver of a burgundy motor car to stop.

The driver disobeyed the order, hitting the policeman about 5 o'clock this afternoon.

Inspector Gibbs’ death has left police personnel in western Jamaica mourning.

"Inspector Gibbs was everybody’s friend, he made everybody laugh. We are torn. This one is very painful," said once of his colleagues.

A police sergeant who worked with Gibbs while he was stationed in St. James, said, the news had left him in shock.

The inspector is from a family of police personnel with sisters and brothers still serving in the force.

The police have launched a search for the perpetrator.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com