UPDATE: Prisons Commissioner “officers are being killed for doing their job”

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UPDATE: Prisons Commissioner “officers are being killed for doing their job”

Three days following the ruthless murder of Prisons Officer II Mr. Trevor Serrette, the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is once again plunged into mourning, as Prisons Officer I #5058, Nigel Jones of Siparia, was gunned down.

According to information received by the Prisons Service, the incident occurred at approximately 2.35pm on Monday November 29, as Officer Jones was standing on High Street in Siparia holding his daughter’s hand when he was ambushed by a gunman in a white vehicle.

Several loud explosions were heard and the lifeless body of Officer Jones was seen lying on the ground while his daughter ran for safety.

According to the Prisons Service the incident is, at present, under investigation by the Homicide Department, Region 3, and more information is forthcoming.

Officer Nigel Jones, a member of the Prison Service for just over four (4) years, was attached to the Wayne Jackson Building at the Maximum Security Prison.

He leaves to mourn his spouse and his three year old daughter.

Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Dennis Pulchan, condemned the brazen actions of criminal elements. He lamented that his hard working officers are being killed for doing their jobs. He added that measures must be revisited and enforced to treat with these brutal acts and those commissioning them, that leave families and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service distraught.

Commissioner Pulchan concluded by stating that he hopes that Law Enforcement Agencies leave no stone unturned in bringing these cold blooded murderers to justice. He is also reminding all staff members to be extremely vigilant and cautious, particularly when off duty.