(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The Guyana Police Force has promoted two “brave and courageous” Policemen who were injured during the course of their duties.
Corporal Clive Clarke who has over ten years of service and is stationed at Brickdam Police Station was elevated to the rank of Sergeant.
He was injured during the Police shootout with bandits on May 30 last. Three bandits were killed.
Clarke said that with the promotion his performance would only become even greater.
Constable Mark Grimmond was promoted to Corporal. Grimmond is stationed at Iteringbang and was escorting the body of a United States Missionary on February 18 when the single-engine aircraft crash landed aback of Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara.
An emotional Grimmond said that he was elated at his first promotion. He has served the Force for eight years.
Both ranks have been discharged from hospital and are recuperating comfortably.
The promotion ceremony was held in the Commissioner’s Conference Room in the presence of Officers of the Force’s Performance Group who were meeting at the time and who have all congratulated the ranks and wished them a speedy recovery.
Commissioner James who also extended best wishes to the ranks’ families. He said that outstanding performances by ranks would always be rewarded by the Force.