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Cop murdered in Negril identified

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 1:47 PM

A Police Constable who was shot and killed on the Norman Marley Boulevard in Negril, Westmoreland, yesterday has been identified.

The policeman who was attached to the Negril Proactive Investigative Unit has been identified as 28-year-old Andre Alder.

Alder was on suspension from duty.

Reports from the Negril Police are that about 7:45 p.m., Constable Alder, who was employed to a security company, was on beat duty along Norman Manley Boulevard when two men were seen sitting on a motorcycle.

As he approached them, the pillion disembarked and opened fired hitting the Constable multiple times.

His attackers then escaped.

The police were summoned and Alder taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the JCF High command is reminding members of the JCF that the threat level against the police has been elevated to ‘extreme’. Extreme means that attack against Police officers, on or off duty, are imminent.

The Police High Command says it is urging all police personnel to take this threat assessment seriously and raise their level of awareness and anticipation on, and especially off duty.

JCF says all members have the full support of the Police High Command, and that it is lawful to use as much force as is necessary (in keeping with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Use of Force and Firearm Policy, and Human Rights Policy) to defend themselves, their colleagues and citizens against any attack.