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Jamaica’s Security Minister condemns murder of OCID police corporal

Ministry of National Security | 2012-09-21 00:00:00

Minister of National Security, the Hon. Peter Bunting, is today condemning the murder of Corporal Warren Campbell which took place at his home in Patrick City, St. Andrew On Thursday September 20, 2012.

 He is assuring Corporal Campbell’s family and the general public that "no effort will be spared in bringing the killers to justice."

 Preliminary reports indicate that Corporal Campbell who was attached to the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) had been standing outside his home, when at about 8:45 p.m., men approached in a motor vehicle and opened fire, hitting him multiple times before speeding away.

 The corporal was pronounced dead at hospital while undergoing treatment.  

Minister Bunting is expressing condolences on behalf of the Ministry of National Security, to the family and colleagues of the slain Corporal.

 "Corporal Campbell is the first policeman on active duty to be slain since the start of this year. His death comes at a time when the murder of a retired senior crime-fighter is still fresh in our minds. Jamaica is indebted to the men and women of the security forces who every day, make tremendous sacrifices to protect us and attacks on them will not be tolerated."

The Minister is urging security force personnel to be alert at all times, and is imploring persons with any information which may assist in the investigation to contact the nearest police station.

Posted By :Gillian Haughton

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