Kingston, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) — MOCA Corporal Stokely Fagan, the 2017 LASCO Top Cop, said his projects for the year will focus on under-privileged youths.
“God leads to you to where he needs you to be, when I was nominated I made sure I put out my best because persons look up to me, they counted on me, so I said I going to do my very best,” said Fagan, who is described as a beacon of hope in his inner-city Bay Farm Villa community, Kingston, after receiving his award.
Six year officer with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Corporal Stokely Fagan, 34-year-old serving with the Major Organised Crime and Anti- Corruption Agency (MOCA) superseded seven men and three women to take home J$250,000 cash award, the Police of the Year Trophy, a plaque and certificate of recognition, and a LASCO food basket as first prize.
Stokely is an alumni of Kingston College High School and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science, with honours.
“I know I gave it my all, and by doing so I definitely gave myself a chance at becoming a winner. But as much as I know I gave my best it still overwhelms me and I was really taken by surprise,” said Corporal Fagan.
“I would never have thought 10 years ago that I would be here accepting the LASCO Top Cop Award, but I am here, so it’s just for everyone to be positive and stay positive,” he said.
“I just want to encourage everybody to be that shining light; it doesn’t matter where you are, how small your community is, where you are from uptown, round town, middle town just put your best foot forward and move forward,“ said Fagan.
Corporal Fagan who is the head of public relations at the Waltham Park New Testament Church in Kingston, said his projects for the year will focus on under-privileged youths.
“A lot of the crimes committed are by young men,” he said. “Recently a 14-year-old boy was arrested for having a weapon [a gun], so you see that we are losing values that must be restored,” he pointed out.
The 2017 LASCO Top Cop said he hopes that the award will inspire others in his community and other Jamaican inner-city communities to strive for excellence.