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Constable Leighton Hanson laid to rest

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:07 PM
Mourners surround the casket draped with the National Flag of the late Constable Leighton Hanson at the Portmore Seventh Day Adventist Church in Portmore, St Catherine earlier today.

Mourners gathered at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Catherine where the funeral for Constable Leighton  Hanson was held.

Constable Hanson was disarmed by a gunman on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew, who shot him in the head.

Hanson had gone to investigate reports of a robbery and a stabbing incident on a bus in the vicinity of the Merl Grove High School when he accosted a man believed to have been the perpetrator.

While being searched by Hanson, the man grabbed the policeman and engaged him in a tussle.

The attacker managed to take the policeman's weapon and shot him.

The attacker was subsequently shot by a soldier who was in the vicinity. The attacker later died at hospital.