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Remembering Inspector Grant

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM


I wish to record my sadness having learnt of the death of former inspector of police, Delvin Grant, of the Protective Services Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

I first met this pleasant and unassuming member of the force in the 1990s, when he was engaged, along with legendary crime fighter Inspector Aston 'Jerry' Pollack, in ensuring the safety of Portia Simpson Miller in her capacity then as a ranking minister of government and most popular national leader.

To me, Mr Grant was distinguished not by a penchant for bravery, but more by his touching humility, refreshing politeness, respectful punctuality, dedication to his profession, and an innate sense of team-building.

He was, without doubt, a credit to the JCF, and I am not in the least surprised that both the Police High Command and National Security Minister Peter Bunting have spoken highly of him in their respective tributes.

I am happy to have known him in the way I did, and wish for his family, colleagues and friends comfort in knowing that he has left behind pleasant memories, a distinguished record of service to his country, and firm footprints of discipline and dedication to be followed by future generations of police personnel.