PM Holness Condemns Shooting & Killing Of Police Officers



Prime Minister Andrew Holness through his office in a detailed release has expressed his condolences to the families of the two Jamaica Constabulary Force officers who were killed in this morning’s (June 12) shooting attack, in St. Catherine.


He stated that learning of this attack has “deeply saddened” him and that” the killing of law enforcement officers is an immeasurable tragedy and we will not rest until the perpetrators are brought to justice,” as he promises that no stone will be left unturned.


“My heart is pained at this time and I cannot imagine the despair the families must be feeling. My heart goes out to them and I express my deep, deep condolences,” added the Prime Minister.


He also said, “words are insufficient to convey my sympathies for the families and the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who are grieving an unimaginable loss at this time.” However, his thoughts and prayers are with the families of all the officers and that the heart of the government grieves with the families.


While this is a trying time for the JCF, PM Holness says he wants to assure the hardworking members that all well-thinking Jamaicans stand with them and want them to not be discouraged. He said “even in a time of crisis the criminals are at work. We must redouble our efforts against criminal elements. They must face justice!”


While reminding Jamaicans to not protect criminals and give support to the police.


Shannon-Dale Reid


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