Investigators have still not recovered a firearm which was believed to be in the possession of a police officer when he crashed in Vieux Fort last month.
PC280 Allen ‘Randy’ Abbott, 40, of Grand Ravine, Dennery, who was attached to the Special Service Unit (SSU), was pronounced dead at St. Jude Hospital after his motorcycle collided with a minibus at about 12:50 a.m. on Monday, August 25 on the Laborie/Vieux Fort Highway.
His pillion rider, Johanna Dominic, 40, of La Resource, Vieux Fort, survived. The bus was driven by 49-year-old Marcus Mathurin of Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort.
During the accident, Abbott’s service firearm, a Glock, which carries 17 rounds of ammunition, went missing.
Police sources say investigations so far have yielded no clues as to the whereabouts of the cop’s firearm. No one has so far admitted seeing a firearm at the scene.
An amnesty is being offered to anyone who returns the firearm voluntarily.
“They will not be prosecuted once they return it soon,” the source added.
However, if anyone is arrested for the possession of the firearm, the full force of the law will be applied, the source said.
“If you bring the firearm in, no problem, but if we investigate and find it in your possession, you will be prosecuted. No question about that,” the source said.
A person can be fined up to $25,000 or be imprisoned for up to 20 years if found guilty for the possession of a firearm without a license.