TTPS probing police officer’s death

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has issued a statement on the death of a police officer in Laventille, last night.

The TTPS has indicated that investigations are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound by the officer, PC Ryan Ramsaran.

The full text of the TTPS statement, follows…

TTPS Expresses Condolences on Death of PC Ramsaran

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is expressing its deepest condolences at the unfortunate passing of No. 19807 Police Constable Ryan Ameer Ramsaran, who was attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force, Operation Hope.

PC Ramsaran, 26, was on static patrol at an abandoned house in the Laventille district with another police officer and two members of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, around 9:05pm, on Thursday 19th March 2020, when he reportedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol. He died at the scene. 

PC Ramsaran had close to five years’ service with the TTPS and had been previously attached to the Eastern Division. 

Acting Inspector Ricardo Matas of the IATF, who worked closely with PC Ramsaran, described him as a model police officer, who was extremely intelligent and very dedicated to his job. He says his passing has come as a great shock to his colleagues in the IATF and he will be greatly missed.  

Investigations are ongoing.