Monday 30 March, 2020

Jamaican killed in Libya bombing was outstanding cop

Clive Peck

Clive Peck

The Police High Command has expressed its condolences to the family of Clive Peck, a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and United Nations employee who died tragically in Libya last weekend.

Clive Peck was one of three United Nations workers killed in a bomb attack in Libya. Originally from Smithville in Clarendon, Peck died after a bomb-laden vehicle exploded outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

Commissioner of Police Major General Anderson paid tribute to Peck, a former Corporal who served the JCF for 14 years between 1979 and 1993.

Peck was committed to public service and bettering the lives of others, both while at the JCF and in his most recent role as field service officer with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.

"We grieve with his family, friends and his former JCF batch mates and colleagues with whom he remained close," Anderson said in a release.

 Peck enlisted in the police force on March 19, 1979, and served with distinction in the St Ann and St Mary Divisions, as well as at the Area 1 Headquarters and at the then Special Branch (now the National Intelligence Bureau).

"During his tenure, he was twice recognised for exemplary performance and dedication," Anderson said. 

On April 20, 1989, Peck was commended for efficient and dedicated work during 1988, and on January 21, 1993 he was commended for efficient and dedicated work done in the 125th Anniversary Parades and Concerts in 1992.

Acting on behalf of Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson, Bishop Dr Gary Welsh, Assistant Commissioner of Police who serves as Chaplain for retired members, contacted Peck’s widow and committed the JCF’s full support during her moment of bereavement. 

The family was also visited by Chaplain for Area 2, Reverend Anthony Armstrong, while Area 2 Assistant Commissioner of Police, Elbert Nelson spoke with Mrs Peck by phone.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Kimina Johnson Smith, in a tweet Sunday afternoon,  said the Government of Jamaica was deeply saddened by the loss of Peck.


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