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June 30, 2014
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District constables retire in style
Horace Fisher, Star Writer

Sergeant D. Powell (left) presents an award to District Constable (DC) Lebert Lloyd of the Mocho Police Station for serving the JCF for 23 years. - Horace Fisher

In 1978, Hubert 'Mr MC' McDonald joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a District Constable (DC). Thirteen years later, his colleague, Leebert 'Mr Lenny' Lloyd, also enlisted, and with close to 60 years of exemplary service between them, both men served the JCF with dedication.

However, as the saying goes, 'all good things must come to an end,' and for DCs McDonald and Lloyd, theirs come in a lavish and well appreciated retirement dinner at the Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon, recently, where they were lauded by the community, their families and peers.

"On behalf of the Mocho police, let me say a special thank you for almost 60 years of dedicated, loyal service to the JCF and the community of Mocho that you served with honour, dignity and selflessness," Sergeant D. Powell told both retirees.

Sergeant Powell, the sub-officer in charge of the Mocho police, invited the retirees to continue to lend their support in the fight against crime by imparting their years of experience to the younger DCs.

In a humble acknowledgement of gratitude, the retirees said when they first enlisted, they did so with the sole intentions of giving service to their country, but have got so attached and accustomed to their job, that leaving is somewhat a bit regretted.

"It has been 36 years since I became a DC, and I get so use to getting up and coming to work, leaving the people I served with for so many years is a bit sad, I tell you. and the body feel like I could do another 36 years," DC McDonald said with a sad shake of his head.

Lloyd also expressed a desire to continue serving: "I still believe I could do another 26 years, but when mango ripe, it have to fall, nuh true?"

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