Mandeville, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Policeman Fatally Shot: On the night of October 27, 2017, a delivery man assigned to Mother’s on Manchester Road, Mandeville, was robbed and chased by unknown assailants. The delivery man saw Corporal Melvin Smith, from whom he sought assistance.
Corporal Smith then took swift action in trying to apprehend the robbers singlehandedly, but was shot by them at approximately 8:10 p.m. He managed to return the fire and it is alleged that one of the robbers was shot.
The scenario took place outside Mother’s where the Corporal had just purchased a meal.
Corporal Melvin Smith, who was attached to the Mandeville Police Station, was also known to be a very humble, well-disciplined and community orientated officer. He served in the force for more than 19 years and is said to be one of the force’s “unsung heroes” due to his selfless service.
The entire Mandeville Police Division is now mourning a great loss in Corporal Smith. “A cant believe, a one a the coolest police me know, jah know good people no live long fi true. Rip” said one mourner. “Mr. Smith was a down to earth man, and everything good” lamented another.
The police are continuing their intensive investigations in capturing the person or persons responsible for the death of Corporal Smith.