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Home Affairs Minister visits Families of Police Officers Involved in Tragic Ambush

Minister for Home Affairs Honourable Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte on Friday, March 11, 2022 visited the   family of   deceased Police Constable PC 863 Nathan Timaitre. A special visit was also paid to SPC 83 Calvin Isaac better known as “Officer King” and his family. 

Minister Albert-Poyotte (l) with deceased officer's mother, Perpetua Dieudonne.
Minister Albert-Poyotte (l) with deceased officer’s mother, Perpetua Dieudonne.

Minister Albert-Poyotte   was joined by a small delegation    comprising Commissioner of Police Mr. Milton Desir, Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr. Ricky Quinlan, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mrs.  Cruscita Descartes – Pelius, Staff Officer ASP Bernard Gaston and    other representatives of the Department of Home Affairs.

The Minister for Home Affairs assured Timaitre’s family, as well as Officer King who was directly impacted by the tragic incident on the night of Saturday, 5 March, 2022, that the entire island is in mourning along with them and is praying for them at this difficult time.

“I had to touch base with the victims of this tragic incident that hit the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and with the family of Officer Nathan Timaitre to express our condolences and give the personal touch to show that we care for the family and his loved ones and that we will continue to do what is possible to support them and continue the fight against criminal activities in the country,” Minister Albert-Poyotte said.

Officer King, Minister Albert-Poyotte said “is actually on the road to recovery and with my presence and some of the officers with me, I think that will give him the encouragement to continue to keep the faith so that he recovers speedily and we hope to see him back on duty to continue to keep our country safe.”

The family of Police Constable PC863 Nathan Timaitre expressed heartfelt gratitude to the government for the tremendous outpouring of support that has been demonstrated towards them and the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force at this time of loss and sadness.

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