KINGSTON –– The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was last night in mourning after the body of one of its members was found inside his Portmore, St Catherine, home.
The constable, identified as 40-year-old Kevin Thompson of Six East in Greater Portmore, was stationed in St Thomas.
Up to news times last night the communication arm of the JCF was unable to provide details on the incident.
However, Thompson’s distraught female companion, who had realised something was amiss, told the Jamaica Observer that he was complaining of chest pain when she last saw him alive on Saturday evening.
The woman said that she had gone to the policeman’s home to check on him Sunday but did not get an answer when she knocked and she assumed that he had gone to work, so she left the premises.
However, she said when she went back yesterday evening and did not get a response when she knocked on the the front door, she went to the back of the house and saw flies on the window.
The police summoned, she said, who then forced the door open and found Thompson dead inside the house.
Thompson’s wife, who rushed to scene last night, was too distraught to speak.
One of Thompson’s colleagues, who said he knew the deceased for more than 21 years, described him as a “nice, nice person.
Investigations into the policeman’s death are being carried out by the St Catherine South Police Division.