THE EDITOR, Sir:
My heart is filled with gratitude for two brave policemen from the Ferry Police Station. On Saturday, September 14, my husband and I were travelling from Manchester towards Kingston along Highway 2000 just after 8 p.m.
Suddenly, there was a funny noise coming from the rear of the vehicle, but on listening closely we realised that we had a punctured tyre. By then, we were in the vicinity of Lakes Pen. We drove for about a kilometre because we have heard of the many tales of robbery in that area.
Unfortunately, the tyre could go no more, so we stopped and called 119 for assistance. We gave them our location, name and licence number. My husband wanted to get out of the vehicle to change the tyre because he considered himself fearless. It was only because of my beseeching and almost tears that he desisted from doing so.
The police arrived shortly afterwards and introduced themselves with a word of caution. One cop stated that if motorists have gas in their vehicles, they should never stop along that stretch of roadway. He even praised my husband for heeding to my pleas. He then related tales of horror about unsuspecting motorists who were robbed and even killed in that vicinity.
Constables Beckford and Charangeesingh assisted us, protected us and served all through our ordeal. We realised that they were on high alert, as they told us that robbers often hide in the bushes waiting to pounce.
My husband and I realised that those two brave policemen put their lives on the line for us that night. We will forever be grateful to them and to the other members of the force who serve their country and fellow citizens with dignity and pride.
I pray that God continue to protect, cover and bless those brave men and women who fearlessly serve us. Thank you, constables Beckford and Charangeesingh.
EVERALD & TELSA SCOTT