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SSP Dermont Lawrence hailed for his service, discipline

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake is describing his late colleague, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dermont Lawrence, as a very disciplined and reliable police officer who was truly committed to his job of serving and protecting.

SSP Lawrence, who served in the police force since 1981, was found dead last night in the Mango Walk area of St James. At the time of his untimely passing, Lawrence served as the administrative officer for Police Area One which includes the Divisions of Westmoreland, Hanover, St James and Trelawny.

“SSP Lawrence served the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for 37 years and he did so with humility, with discipline and during the years I have had the distinction of working with him, Dermont was a very hardworking individual who tried his very best to get the job done

“He served in various capacities including being the Divisional Commander for Westmoreland and Hanover but I remember most about Dermont was his reliability. Once he was given a task, you could rest assured that that task would be efficiently completed and on time.

“Today (Saturday) is a very sad day for the JCF and for me personally, as we have lost a good officer. I extend to his family, friends and colleagues my deepest sympathies,” DCP Blake offered.

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