Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Holness commends cop who gave ‘helping hand’ to elderly woman

St Ann's Bay police officer Richard Plummer gives a helping hand to an elderly woman. (PHOTO: Errol Richards)

St Ann's Bay police officer Richard Plummer gives a helping hand to an elderly woman. (PHOTO: Errol Richards)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Saturday commended a St Ann's Bay police officer who gave a helping hand to an elderly woman who had a fall.

Photos of Constable Richard Plummer carrying the senior citizen in his arms have been circulating online, with the cop receiving hundreds of compliments for his random act of kindness.

Holness shared the photos and joined in on the chorus of compliments to the cop in a Facebook post on Saturday afternoon.

The prime minister wrote: “I must commend Constable #RichardPlummer of the St Ann's Bay Police who gave a helping hand to this elderly citizen who had a fall.

“There is #HopeForJamaica when we all are our brothers' keepers,” Holness said.

The photo was reportedly captured by entertainer Errol Richards, who said in a Facebook post that the cop was unaware that he was taking a picture.

“This officer did not know I saw his act of kindness nor did he know I took this picture. This is another way they protect and serve. Thank you officer for taking care of an elder in need. I salute you with much respect,” Richards said in the caption of the photos.