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UPDATE – Police investigate officer’s death

Police are investigating the death of one of their colleagues, acting Station Sergeant Glenville Alleyne of Foul Bay St Philip.

The body of the 51-year-old was discovered with a gunshot wound at his home around 5:45 p.m. yesterday by a family member.

A statement from police spokesman Roland Cobbler issued late last night said: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of a police officer, a colleague, a friend, a father, a family member … We extend condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues. Our thoughts, prayers and support are with them.”

9 Responses to UPDATE – Police investigate officer’s death

  1. harry turnover September 5, 2016 at 7:25 am

    The Officer was from FOUL Bay St.Philip…wonder if foul play was suspected and how come Barbados Today didn’t say it was another SUDDEN DEATH ?

  2. Aneta September 5, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Harry let the police do their job. I don’t always agree with them. I still believe that our training school is inept and don’t produce the necessary investigation skills required in today’s world. I digressed a bit. The matter involving the deceased is serious. He is not here to defend himself. So let it be. We are a malicious race. I can only pray for his soul.

  3. Phil September 5, 2016 at 8:21 am

    VOB’s 7:30 a.m. news reported that it was suicide. When one commits the act of suicide, let us understand that individual was in a deep mental state of depression and took the decision to surrender the greatest gift from God, life. Condolences to all those who grieve this unexpected loss.

  4. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 5, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends R.I.P.

  5. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar September 5, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Well the news say the gun shot self-inflicted . Not even a pathologist should make that pronouncement. The pathologist can only determine the cause of death , not the manner of death . This error was made in Shemar Weekes case and the police mess up due to lack of investigative skills.

    • Sherlock Holmes. September 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      So you are an expert now Omar? Anyway i am sure the police would have said if they said anything at all, that the wound APPEARED to be self inflicted.

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva September 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      My sentiments exactly. I suspect this has occurred countless times throughout the years. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a fair number who throughout the years got away with murder and are walking freely.

    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar September 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva You are so true. The police need to stop leaning on forced confession, and sharpen their investigative skills.

  6. BoboTheClown September 5, 2016 at 8:50 am

    First things first. My condolences to the family and friends of this fallen Comrade.
    It is quite early in this investigation as to cause of death,but if indeed as stated by Phil that it was earlier reported as a suicide one must wonder why. It seem as though an unusual rate of suicides are occurring on the Island. Many folk would appear to be having problem that they are unable to cope with ,and come to the conclusion that they should end it all. Maybe more crisis centers should be set up in the Island ,at Churches , Schools, or Community Centers where some consoling could provide help by offering some alternatives to people dealing with stress and Mental health issues. Sometimes Church Elders could serve adequately.
    It is remarkable how by listening to someone talking about their experiences in life often bring about change in attitude , in thinking that all is not lost.If they could do it so can I.


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