Police Welfare Association calls for haste on Compensation Act

Police Welfare Association calls for haste on Compensation Act
The late PC Lester Remy who was shot while apprehending a suspect in Ciceron in April 2008.
The late PC Lester Remy was shot while apprehending a suspect in Ciceron in April 2008. His family is yet to receive any compensation from government.

The Police Welfare Association (PWA) has lauded the authorities for appointing a Protective Services Commission as part of the process to  enforce the Protective Services Compensation Act.

The Commission is led by attorney, Hilford Deterville QC.

PWA President Martin James says the compensation act has been absent for too long in policing and must be implemented with haste.

The concerns come in the wake of an injury sustained by an officer when attempted to apprehend a mentally ill man. They were both treated at St. Jude’s Hospital.

According to James, the compensation act is desperately needed to help officers injured on the job or family members of those killed.

Noting the fatal shooting of Police Constable Lester Remy five years ago, James pointed out that the statute of limitation on compensation, as set out by the act, has expired and the family is yet to receive any money.

Remy was shot multiple times while apprehending a suspect in Ciceron.

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  1. Compensation can only go so far. I am not encouraging anyone to try and contain a mentally ill person or a criminal hands on. But neither should live ammunition be used. Where is the initiative for taser guns and other alternatives to be used???

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