Suspended police officer crushed to death by tree

Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

The deceased police officer was last assigned to the Besson Street Police Station.

A police officer, with 23 years of service in the T&T Police Service, was crushed to death on Monday night, when a tree fell on his home at Mt D’Or.

According to a police report, Corporal Jones, was at his wooden home at Upper Spring Valley when, at about 9.30 pm, a large tree fell on the house.

On hearing the crashing sound, Jones’ nephews ran to his aid but saw him lying motionless, trapped under a large branch.

Jones’ body was viewed by the District Medical Officer who pronounced him dead.

Guardian Media was told that Jones was 42 years old and was last assigned to the Besson Street Police Station.  He had not been carrying out his duties as he had been sent home on suspension.

However, the circumstances surrounding his suspension were not disclosed.