PM Congratulates Retired Police Officer

Photo: Derrick Scott Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ralph Thomas (right) reads the message from Prime Minister the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller to recognize Jamaican born police Sergeant in the Hartford Police Department, Andrew Lawrence for his 20 years of sterling service to the Department. The Prime Minister’s message was delivered at a retirement celebration held recently, at the West Indies Social Club.

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  • Jamaican born police Sergeant in the Hartford Police Department, Andrew Lawrence, has been lauded by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller for his 20 years of sterling service and distinguished contribution to the police department.
  • The Prime Minister’s message was delivered by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ralph Thomas, at a celebration banquet at the West Indies Social Club held recently, to honour Sergeant Lawrence.
  • She pointed out that Sergeant Lawrence’s meteoric rise in the Hartford Police Department is a reflection of his hard work and dedication as he worked diligently in so many areas of his professional life.

Jamaican born police Sergeant in the Hartford Police Department, Andrew Lawrence, has been lauded by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller for his 20 years of sterling service and distinguished contribution to the police department.

“I take great pride in extending my deepest congratulations to this treasured son of Jamaica. The recognition being paid to you is a tribute to your meritorious service and is a much deserved honour,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.

The Prime Minister’s message was delivered by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ralph Thomas, at a celebration banquet at the West Indies Social Club held recently, to honour Sergeant Lawrence.

She pointed out that Sergeant Lawrence’s meteoric rise in the Hartford Police Department is a reflection of his hard work and dedication as he worked diligently in so many areas of his professional life.

In recognition of his tireless efforts to community service, he was promoted to Detective and later, Sergeant, while receiving numerous other accolades as well as awards.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller also commented that she was pleased to note that Sergeant Lawrence’s involvement in community development, extended outside of the Hartford area to his home country, as well as the Caribbean region.

He is the founder of the Caribbean Trade Council and also Director of Public Safety for the Northeast Region of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Council.

Just over 300 persons including Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United Nations Courtney Rattary, Jamaica’s Consul General to New York Hermon Lamont, former North-East Diaspora Board Advisory member Erwin Claire, representatives of the Hartford Police department and members of Hartford’s City Council attended the celebration and paid tribute to Sergeant Lawrence.

After 20 years of service, Sergeant Lawrence has retired from the Hartford Police Department.

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