Prison visits suspended for funeral of murdered officer

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 07:45

All vis­its to prison fa­cil­i­ties across the coun­try have been sus­pend­ed on Tues­day to al­low prison of­fi­cers to at­tend the fu­ner­al ser­vice of mur­dered act­ing Supt Wayne Jack­son, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the Prison Ser­vice.

Jack­son, 50, 0f Mal­abar, Ari­ma was shot dead a week ago as he ar­rived home.

Two sus­pects have been ar­rest­ed and re­main in po­lice cus­tody.

His mur­der sparked a top-lev­el meet­ing among the heads of na­tion­al se­cu­ri­ty and a new in­ter-agency task force was ap­point­ed to in­ves­ti­gate the crime. Jack­son's mur­der has been re­port­ed­ly linked to a threat he re­ceived from in­mates at the Max­i­mum Se­cu­ri­ty Prison.

Nor­mal vis­its will re­sume on Wednes­day, the Prison Ser­vice stat­ed.

The fu­ner­al ser­vice will take place at 10 am at the Bethel World Out­reach Min­istries, be­hind the Ari­ma Li­cenc­ing Of­fice, and Jack­son will be buried at the D'Ab­dadie Pub­lic Ceme­tery, East­ern Main Road.