Security guard attacked on the job

A security guard was left battered and bloodied after he was attacked by two men while on the job last week.

According to well-placed sources, the security officer was stationed at the outer perimeter of the La Toc Golf Course when a young man approached and was attempting to access a water fountain made available for guests of the golf course.

The security officer advised against it and was verbally assaulted by the young man who also threatened him. The guard had a K9 with him which he released. The dog chased the intruder towards the edge of the perimeter.

The young man later returned to the location with his brother (both individuals are reported to be known to police).

One of the two was said to have a cutlass. They were both threatening the security officer again.

The security officer attempted to retreat when both men started throwing stones at him.

One of the stones hit him in the back of the neck as he ran, causing him to fall face first onto the concrete walkway where he sustained severe injuries to his face.

The officer is reported to have been later found by landscaping technicians in an unconscious state and was taken to main security outpost before being transported to the Victoria Hospital for treatment. He was admitted for observation and underwent CT scan as well as chest and face X-rays.

A phot obtained by St Lucia Times, which is too graphic to publish, shows the security officer with a gaping hole in the forehead and blood streaming down his face.

The security has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at his home.

13 Comments

  1. Talk city
    March 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    This is what security officers have to go though on a daily basis. What is the company saying about this. For a mere 4.50 dollars an hour this is madness.what is the minister saying about this.

    1. Winston
      March 12, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      King will not say anything as he have a share in guardsman and also secure st Lucia

  2. Anonymous guy
    March 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Too me being a Security officer isnt worth it? i know people are desperate for jobs but the risk associated with this profession and miniscule pay just doesnt add up

  3. Odd
    March 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Dont say La Toc Golf Course,

    Say SANDALS La Toc Golf Course.

    1. CookieMonster
      March 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Will saying that change what happened to him? Gosh!!!!

  4. Vibz
    March 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    All security guards should be well trained in self-defense and in the use of firearms. People are becoming more preposterous in the way they think and behave. Seems like security guards should stand guard in pairs. The work of these guards are very risky and these people should be well compensated. The nature and hours of their work is hazardous. These two perpetrators should be incarcerated without bail until the trial. The security guards have been complaining for too long about their meager wages, long hours of work, lack of training and not being adequately armed. This should be a wake up call to the powers that be.

  5. Enough ia enough
    March 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Why isnt NWU seeking to represent these people and why is it that certain hotels refuse and workers feel threatened to join. Why isnt NWU going into the Sandals and others to seek to represent the workers? You guess is as good as mine. Breads have been or continues to be buttered. Lucians ask yourself why?

  6. Smh
    March 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    The security has been released from hospital and is recuperating at home……aa so anybody can walk in now…. Didn’t know security had a home…. Come on SluTimes proof read your stories before publishing

  7. Walk away
    March 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    You must choose your battles carefully. If the guys had already left the property there was no need to pursue them or release the dogs. Of course that would anger them. For $4.50 an hour. Garcon drink y’all water but don’t come back. “A soft word turns away wrath”

  8. Winston
    March 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    For 60 dollars a day that is the most guardsman paying them 600 hundred dollars but some guards are spies for head office so they see them as uneducated fools

    1. Zik
      March 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

      So why dat person jump on guardsman. This is an officer from alternative security so what guardsman have to do with this incident. True all these firms need to pay better because it really isn’t worth the risk for a mere 4.25 an hour

  9. Winston
    March 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    All them security companies are just a bunch of crooks but the labor department is not doing anything about labor in st Lucia as all of them in the same secret societies

  10. Upset
    March 12, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    The real issue in that news is not about security pay. A man almost lost his life because of those delinquents. The people of La Toc are miserable with those delinquents, their family can’t control them, n it’s as if the law can’t control them either. I pray the day come for these boys to suffer the consequences of all their actions. Something ought to be done, its long overdue.

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