KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 29, 2016 – Another cop has been gunned down in Jamaica and the country’s police chief has vowed that the culprits will be hunted down and brought to justice.
The latest to die at the hand of gunmen is 54-year-old Corporal Judith Williams, who was shot while at a bus stop in the capital yesterday morning.
The policewoman, who was attached to the office of the Commissioner of Police, was attacked around 6:30 a.m. by two gunmen. They shot her multiple times before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle.
Corporal Williams was taken to hospital where she underwent several surgeries but she later succumbed to her injuries.
Commissioner of Police Dr. Carl Williams and the Police High Command have strongly condemned the killing and have offered condolences to the family members, friends and colleagues of the slain officer.
“My heart goes out to the family members and colleagues of Ms. Williams who has passed under very tragic circumstances. I too mourn with you as she was a member of my immediate staff,” the police chief said.
“To her killers, the Jamaica Constabulary Force remains undaunted by this evil act. We will stop at nothing until her killers are brought to justice.”
The Police High Command is also urging all officers both on and off duty to be extremely vigilant and to take swift and decisive action to protect themselves, family, colleagues and members of the public within the remit of the law. The threat level against police officers remains at high.