The St. James, Jamaica, police were Sunday night hunting for clues in their bid to unravel the murder of one of their colleagues, who was gunned down in the Montego Bay community of Dallas in Glendevon.
The dead cop has been identified as Sergeant Alan Lindsay, a sub-officer attached to the Motorised Patrol Unit. He served in the Jamaica Constabulary Force for more than 20 years.
Reports are that after the gunmen shot the policeman, they pulled him from the marked service car and took his service pistol. The police sergeant, who was wearing his uniform at the time of the incident, was travelling alone.
“I really can’t come to grips with what has happened,” said Inspector Melvin Dennis. “Sergeant Lindsay was a decent human being. He is one who can be described as a quiet and well-respected person.”
Sgt. Lindsay – a son of Westmore-land – is the 20th cop to be murdered since January in an unprecedented wave of attacks on law enforcement. He is also the second cop whose life has been taken by criminals in Montego Bay in less than a month.
On November 11, Constable Cornel Lewis of the St. James Police Tactical Response Unit was killed by gunmen in the Mango Walk community in Montego Bay.
Just last Thursday, Assistant Commissioner of Police Gilbert Kameka and Constable Valentino Chambers were shot and killed by armed men in separate incidents in the Corporate Area.
Reports are that, about 4:15 p.m., Sgt. Lindsay was driving along a roadway in Dallas when armed men opened fire on him. His killers escaped on foot in the area.