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Prison officer murdered at New Grant home

Yet an­oth­er prison of­fi­cer has been gunned down while off du­ty.

The lat­est at­tack oc­curred ear­li­er this morn­ing af­ter Dar­ren Fran­cis, 38, was shot in the head by an un­known as­sailant at his home at Hill View Av­enue, Sixth Com­pa­ny, New Grant.

Young: Fallen officer served his country with pride and passion

National Security Minister Stuart Young is once again expressing condolences to the Family, friends and colleagues of Superintendent Jackson.

While Paying tribute at the funeral service for the Prisons Superintendent, Minister Young says it was a privilege for him to have met Mr. Jackson while touring the Maximum Security Prison in August.

The Minister described Superintendent Jackson as a true patriot who performed his job with pride and served his country with passion.

Another prison officer held with contraband items

Exactly one week after the arrest of a Prisons Officer at the Golden Grove Prison on August 23, 2018, another officer has been found to be in possession of illegal and unauthorised items. 

Reports indicate that around 1 pm Thursday, random searches were being carried out on officers entering the Maximum Security Prison compound.

The officer, who has over 20 years’ service, was advised about the searching exercise and informed that he would be searched. 

Prison officer held for stolen van

Police are investigating whether a prison officer, who was arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle on Wednesday, is part of a larger car theft syndicate.

Speaking at the weekly police press briefing at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain yesterday, acting ASP Anthony Harford stated that detectives of the North Eastern Division widened the scope of their investigation after the prison officer’s arrest.

Bandit slain as prison guards foil robbery

A prison officer who walked into a robbery at a Chinese supermarket in Arouca attempted to run away but was chased down by one of the armed thieves.

A passing colleague saw what was happening and in aid of the fleeing officer, took out his firearm and shot the assailant.

The bandit’s three accomplices, one of whom is 16 years old, subsequently surrendered to the prison officers.

The wounded man was taken to hospital but died while undergoing treatment. Police said up to last evening the dead bandit remained unidentified.