Commissioner of Police George Quallo is this morning expressing sadness at the killing of another policeman, the second one murdered in a five-day period.
Constable Courtney Linton was gunned down shortly after midnight at a party in Orangefield, Linstead, St Catherine.
“On behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, I offer condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. It is never easy to lose a loved one, and there are no words to describe the pain that is felt when hardened criminals snuff out a life without thought,” the commissioner said.
“We, the JCF family, share your sorrow and offer you our support in this difficult time,” Quallo added.
Linton, 35, was assigned to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Division (Flying Squad).
Another man was also shot and injured in the incident.
Last Friday Corporal Melvin Smith, who was assigned to the Community Safety and Security Branch in Manchester, was fatally shot about 8:00pm on Manchester Road in Mandeville, while assisting a citizen who was robbed of his motorcycle.
Source: Jamaica Observer