Female officer shot last night, discharged from hospital

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 21:00

The female police officer who was shot in Hell Yard, Beetham Thursday night, has been discharged from hospital.

Confirmation of the officer's discharge came via a media statement from the Police Service:

"The woman police officer, who was shot along with a male officer, while involved in an anti-crime exercise in Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain, on Thursday 4th August, 2016, was earlier today discharged from the Port of Spain General Hospital.

No. 19860 WPC Rachel George was treated for injuries to her left foot following the incident. No. 19256 PC Adrian Moreno suffered a graze to the back of the head and a wound to the left arm and remains warded at hospital in a stable condition. The attending physicians have not recommended surgery at this time.

Officers Moreno and George, of the Western Division, were among a party of officers who went to the Beetham area in search of suspects in relation to a recent break-in at American Stores, St James, and the theft of goods valued at $100,000, when the incident occurred.

As is standard procedure where an officer sustains injury in the line of duty, an internal investigation will be conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Both officers were visited today, at their bedside, at the Port of Spain General Hospital, by Head of the Western Division, Snr. Supt. Basdeo Ramdhanie and Supt. Alfonso Patterson.

Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Harold Phillip, joins with the rank and file of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service in praying for God’s favour for the officers’ full and complete recovery."

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