We at Jamaicans For Justice are genuinely grieved at the slaying of Corporal Melvin Smith. Here was a courageous officer committed to carrying out his responsibility, even at the cost of his life. His dedication was special. It came at a time in Jamaica when criminal forces increasingly attack and confront JCF members as they give protective service to the people of this country. Against men like Melvin Smith, they will not prevail.
We salute Corporal Smith and offer our very sincere sympathy to his family and friends and to his colleagues in the Force. Rather than weakened by his death, all must be made stronger by this outstanding example.
May he rest in peace.