Cop dies in road crash
The death of 23-year-old Constable Delroy Hinds has plunged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) into a deep state of mourning.
Hinds, who was assigned to the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, was involved in a motor vehicle crash early Sunday morning. He died while undergoing treatment at hospital.
Another police constable, who was behind the steering wheel, remains in hospital. A JCF release sent to the media on Monday indicated that the Police High Command was in a sombre mood.
"The Police High Command is expressing condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of a police constable who was involved in a fatal collision. The Constabulary's Chaplaincy Branch and Welfare Department are providing support to the family members, friends and colleagues of Delroy Hinds," the release said.
The Half-Way Tree police reported that sometime after 2 a.m., Hinds and his colleague were travelling along the Constant Spring main road in St Andrew when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and collided with a utility pole. The report further stated that both men sustained injuries and were taken to hospital, where Hinds died while being treated.