Saturday 11 July, 2020

Police constable dies months after being shot by gunmen

Constable Dean Thomas

Constable Dean Thomas

A constable assigned to the St Andrew South Police Division, who was shot by gunmen earlier this year, died in hospital in the United States on Thursday morning.

The deceased officer has been identified as Dean Thomas.

It is reported that he was shot at the intersection of Molynes Road and Washington Boulevard while in pursuit of gunmen.

He had been hospitalised in Jamaica, but went to the United States for surgery.

As news of his death circulated on social media site, Facebook, several persons expressed condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

"Oh wow!  My sincere condolences to his friends, family and co-workers. Thanks for serving 'my/our ' country," commented a social media user.

Another person shared: "I am so sorry. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. May God give his family strength in this time of sadness, and may his soul forever rest in eternal peace. RIP."

For one particular social media user, the death of Constable Thomas came as a shock.

"Jah know star, mi caww believe. It shock mi when mi hear the news. It jus’ a ride mi. It’s like mi inna a dream. Dean u gone fi true? This nuh real. Please tell mi u alright," was the comment.

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