Young Mobile Reserve Officer Murdered In Rollington Town…

THE GOVERNMENT’S DISRESPECTFUL ATTITUDE AND TONE TOWARD OUR POLICE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THESE ATTACKS

Constable Allen

At about 12:15am Constable Toddmar Allen of the Mobile Reserve was shot and injured at a Bar in Rollington Town Saint Andrew. He was tak­en to The Kingston Public Hospital where he was pro­nounced dead.
Constable Allen is report­ed to have dri­ven to Ranny’s Bar in the com­mu­ni­ty, went inside and ordered a drink. Whilst sit­ting down two (2) men armed with hand­guns entered the bar and ordered him not to move.


Shortly after, three explo­sions were heard.
Constable Allen report­ed­ly ran to the Rollington Town Police Station where he fired one shot and col­lapsed at the gate. He was rushed to Hospital by the police, but was pro­nounced dead from gun­shot wounds to the back and chest. His Glock pis­tol was retrieved by the police.

OBSERVATION

This young offi­cer’s killing may be ran­dom or it may not be. There is no deny­ing that the police have done tremen­dous harm to them­selves by the activ­i­ties they have involved them­selves in.
Nevertheless, for the most part, these young men and women are inno­cent of any of the Force’s bag­gage.
They deserve the sup­port of the cit­i­zen­ry and they damn sure deserve respect and sup­port from the Government.
They stepped for­ward to serve when many their age are engaged in the destruc­tion of the coun­try. And for that alone I sup­port them.
Unfortunately, the polit­i­cal infra­struc­ture, com­pris­ing both polit­i­cal par­ties as well as some sec­tions of civ­il soci­ety and the media, has done incal­cu­la­ble harm to not just the rule of law, but have set up these young peo­ple to die at the hands of the cow­ard­ly crim­i­nals in our coun­try. Make no mis­take about it, the dis­re­spect and dis­dain showed the police by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his lack­ey Horace Chang is con­tribut­ing to this attack on our police offi­cers.
No mem­ber of the PNP should take com­fort in my state­ments, the PNP is equal­ly com­plic­it as the JLP in this con­se­quen­tial broad­side against law enforce­ment in our coun­try.