Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, says that too many Jamaicans were failing to offer the level of support and cooperation needed by the police in doing their duties.
The Minister was paying tribute to Constable Ainsroy Rushton at a thanksgiving service at the Newlands Seventh Day Adventist Church, St. Catherine on Sunday (April 11).
National Security Minister, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson (right),and Acting Police Commissioner Owen Ellington (second right), pictured in a reflective mood during the funeral service for late Police Constable Ainsroy Rushton, at the Newland Seventh Day Adventist Church, St. Catherine, on Sunday (April 11). Constable Rushton was killed on March 18, in what appeared to be reckless action by a motorist while carrying out his duties on the roads.
“We cannot help but share in the anguish and grief occasioned by the unwelcome, untimely and tragic end to the life of this officer,” Senator Nelson said.
He noted that the reckless and wanton disregard for law, combined with rampant indiscipline, led to the loss of the Constable’s life. He encouraged the mourners not to allow the negatives to obscure the fact that Constable Rushton demonstrated enviable dedication and commitment in the pursuit of his duties, to preserve the safety and security of other Jamaicans.
He said the constable selflessly demonstrated a remarkable measure of bravery and courage rarely seen, as he sought to ensure that Jamaica’s roads remain free of lawlessness and disorder.
National Security Minister, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson (second left, background),and Acting Police Commissioner Owen Ellington (right, background) join members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in a Guard of Honour outside the Newland Seventh Day Adventist Church, St. Catherine, as pall bearers exit the church with the casket bearing the body of the late Constable Ainsroy Rushton, following a service of thanksgiving on Sunday (April 11). Constable Rushton was killed on March 18, in what appeared to be reckless action by a motorist while carrying out his duties on the roads.
The loss was undeniably great and must not be allowed to go in vain, he stated.
“We, as a nation and individually, owe it to him to renew our resolve to ensure that the discipline, for which he lost his life, is preserved,” Senator Nelson said.
Constable Rushton was killed on March 18, when he was mowed down while carrying out his duties to ensure safety on the roads, in what appeared to be a reckless act by a motorist. He was attached to the Constant Spring Police Station.