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.
“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.