PWA extends condolences after fatal shooting

The President of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), Camron Laure, has expressed condolences to the family of a Marigot man who was shot dead by the police.

Yves Rene, a thirty nine year old resident of Fond Mange, Marigot,  succumbed to injuries sustained during a shooting incident involving the police, on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

“We empathise and sympathise with the family of the victim,” PWA President, Camron Laure told the Times.

He said it is always a difficult thing to lose a loved one.

“I don’t know the gentleman who lost his life – I don’t know who he was or what kind of person he was but he had a family and that family would be hurting immensely at this point,” Laure stated.

He said:

“We do extend sympathy to the family and hope that prayers and God will keep them strong throughout this ordeal.”

With regard to the police officer involved, the PWA President said his organization, as in other cases of police shootings, has to provide all the moral support that it can.

“We have reached out to him and we have indicated and extended our support,” Laure said.

He explained that the officer is supposed to be receiving counselling.

“After you have an incident like that, counselling is almost mandatory. There needs to be a debriefing also with the members of his team,” Laure disclosed.

He said the PWA will continue to support the officer until and after the investigation into the shooting death at Marigot.




  1. OTG Member
    January 11, 2017 at 9:05 am

    That’s why they vote for UWP so d police and dem can start back killing ppl….that’s y st Lucia will always be so cuz the ppl who has to set the example or show us the right way they more turning us against dem by killing our kind so what u think…doe worry by their home u have to go nd wait for them..juss killing people like yourl cannot die to (Expression deleted)

  2. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Our police officers are to trigger happy ure not supposed to shoot someone if your life is not threatened or in danger so counseling won’t help they need some serious training

  3. Annoymous
    January 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Why don’t u shut ur (Word deleted) how u mean the force will support the officer when u know he killed the young man for no reasons at all, all officers are bad boys in uniforms who hides behind the force, that’s y when they kick y’all out from the force y’all are like dogs on the streets of Castries paying for what y’all have done to innocent people, policemen in st.Lucia are not professionals they feel the gun in their hands are a toy to play with on the lives of other people, they have killed people before innocently n we hear nothing of the story coz the force is hiding their secrets, its time for the public to start sending these policemen to kill themselves, send them to drown n may b the others will take example from that low life killers y’all got family think bout it, what goes around comes around, y’all day will soon come….boom take that

  4. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Why did the Police shoot that man? Was it to save his or somebody else live.If so, then he ‘s action is justified.If not I hope justice will be done.Dont want to critisise the St. Lucia Police Force,but I saw on youtube A man chopped a man to death with a Cutlas and is giving interview to the media while the Police is talking to witneses.The Man should be Handcuff and put in the Police car.Dont have to be Perry Mason to know that.

  5. Really
    January 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Counselling for the cop? 😭 what about his friends who saw his head being blown off. They were traumatized .Where is the support for them.

  6. Anon1
    January 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Mr Laure do yourself a favour and tender your resignation with (Expression removed) you sprouting out.

    Your officer took a life for what a 5 bag!!!!

    You’ll need to train these trigger happy air head so called officers.

    Train them to shoot to disable not shoot to kill.

    That officer should be re trained or taken off armed duties.

  7. Anonymous
    January 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    If comments are sincere, why should we remain anonymous?