Police officer dies suddenly

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has been plunged into mourning following the sudden death yesterday of 62-year-old Acting Inspector Richard Alphonso Crichlow, formerly of Newbury, St George.

Crichlow died at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness.

He served with the Force for 41 years, having enlisted in 1976. At the time of his untimely death, he was assigned to Central Police Station.

In a statement today the Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith joined with other members and staff of the RBPF in extending condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues.

“Our thoughts, prayers and support are with them,” the statement said.

48 Responses to Police officer dies suddenly

  1. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer March 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    R.I.P Sir, my sympathy goes out to your family, friends and fellow officers.

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  2. Suzanne Nurse
    Suzanne Nurse March 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    rip. may his relatives and friends find peace and comfort.

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  3. Sonia Lewis
    Sonia Lewis March 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    RIP my condolences to your family and friends

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  4. Yvette Holder
    Yvette Holder March 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    R I p

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  5. North Point March 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    its very sad to hear, last rear at the Wendy Alleyne show you told me you were retiring in 2017, the master has everything in his hands, RIP my brother until I get there

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  6. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch March 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Condolences to the family.

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  7. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch March 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I pray God would give your family, friends, and the entire Police Force, comfort.

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  8. Jennifer March 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Giving all praises for the life of this ahch. May your family, friends and colleagues find peace at this time.

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  9. seagul March 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Respect and peace to all in service.

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  10. Garfield Holder
    Garfield Holder March 20, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    My condolences to family, Friends and colleagues. Remember Romans 14: 7-9.

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  11. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender March 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    My condolences

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  12. Valarie Rock
    Valarie Rock March 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Condolences to the family but does the headlines support the story ?

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  13. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett March 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Wow…..life is so fragile, we walk with death under our feet everyday until our number is called!!!! Be nice to each others. Condolences to his family

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  14. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse March 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    My sympathy to his family, friends n colleagues. ..May you Rest well Sir….

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  15. Gregory Forde
    Gregory Forde March 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    My condolences to the family. R.I.P.

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  16. Leroy Maughn
    Leroy Maughn March 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    My condolences goes out to the entire family and members of the RBPF RIP.

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  17. Monica Isaac
    Monica Isaac March 20, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Condolences to the family

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  18. Beverley Bellamy
    Beverley Bellamy March 20, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Deepest sympathies to his family and colleagues ,R.I.P sir.

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  19. christopher wood March 20, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    my condolences too the family and members of the RBPF.

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  20. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray March 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    S.I.P.. But too many of our top cops are dying to suddenly these days. It needs an investegation

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  21. Patricia Brome
    Patricia Brome March 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Rest in Peace sir. Condolences to the family.

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  22. Carson C Cadogan March 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    How can a man “….die suddenly” when he is a patient at a Hospital?

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    • VoR March 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Click bait title.

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  23. Yvette Carless
    Yvette Carless March 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace

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  24. Angela Howard-Graham
    Angela Howard-Graham March 20, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    R.I.P.

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  25. Raheem Griffith
    Raheem Griffith March 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Rip

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  26. ARETHIA GOODMAN March 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    My Condolences goes out to his Family his Friends and to all the Members Of The Royal Batbados Police Force . Thank you for your Care and Protection that you have given us Off And In The Line Of Duty .Good man Gone . May You Rest In Peace. Until We Meet Again.

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  27. ARETHIA GOODMAN March 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    My Condolences goes out to his Family his Friends and to all the Members Of The Royal Barbados Police Force . Thank you for your Care and Protection that you have given us Off And In The Line Of Duty .Good man Gone . May You Rest In Peace. Until We Meet Again.

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  28. Brenda Hunte
    Brenda Hunte March 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Condolences to the family and the Royal Barbados Police Force. R.I.P. Sir

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  29. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price March 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Condolences to family and friends. RIP

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  30. Dolores Howell
    Dolores Howell March 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    On behalf of my family i we extend our sincere condolences to the entire family. R.I.P

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  31. Jay Stuart-Wiltshire
    Jay Stuart-Wiltshire March 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    RIP

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  32. Lydia S StClair
    Lydia S StClair March 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    My condolences to the family

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  33. lswiltshire March 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    re Carson C Cadogan
    March 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    How can a man “….die suddenly” when he is a patient at a Hospital?
    CARSON CADOGAN YOU ARE SUCH AN ASS
    DO YOU THINK DAT PEOPLE GO TO HOSPITAL TO DIE?

    PATIENTS DIE SUDDENLY OR UNEXPECTEDLY IN HOSPITAL ALL THE TIME, ALL OVER THE WORLD DAILY

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  34. Jacqueline Maynard
    Jacqueline Maynard March 20, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    My deepest condolences to his entire family

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  35. Anita Foster-Prophet
    Anita Foster-Prophet March 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    R.I.P sir

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  36. Pat BB
    Pat BB March 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Condolences to his family, friends and workmates….R.I.P

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  37. Tony Waterman March 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    @Iswiltshire!!! I guess you have somehow never heard of “Taking a Turn for the Worst”

    and do you or can you tell us why there is such a thing as “CODE BLUE” in a Hospital.

    Before you post again, Please Count to Ten, and put your Brain in Gear.

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  38. Ah
    Ah'sila Kennedy Cambridge-Blackman March 20, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Only the other day you spoke about sudden deaths Sheri Veronica

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  39. Ernesta Catlyn March 20, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Iswiltshire you got distracted. Everyday I hope that no one would respond to pseudonymn Carson C Cadogan. Let me join with the others and extend my sympathies to all those near and dear to him. Rise in glory

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    • Jennifer March 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      @Ernesta – Ok then, I knew he would get someone. I was waiting for it.

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  40. Marcia Prescod
    Marcia Prescod March 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    R.I.P

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  41. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed March 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    good man gone!!!

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  42. lswiltshire March 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    tony waterman
    I will repeat
    PATIENTS DIE SUDDENLY OR UNEXPECTEDLY IN HOSPITAL ALL THE TIME, ALL OVER THE WORLD DAILY

    this is whether Taking a Turn for the Worst” or there was a code blue red green black orange or any other colour

    it is normal- very normal for PATIENTS to DIE SUDDENLY OR UNEXPECTEDLY IN HOSPITAL or elsewhere
    i know of what i speak
    i enjoy myself when the illiterati in BIM speak of what they know nothing j

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  43. lswiltshire March 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    one wonders how many patients that the man with water on his brain ever treated anywhere
    one wonders where he got his medical degree, and where and for how long has he practiced or taught medicine

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  44. Basil March 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    R I. P

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  45. Renee March 22, 2017 at 4:43 am

    @lswiltshire and Carson Cadogan no debate is needed over my uncle’s death. Every action does not need a reaction. May his soul R.I.P

    I would grately appreciate it. This is not the place for such debates.

    Thank you

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  46. J April 10, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I was privileged to meet Richard a few times. Even from our brief acquaintance it was clear he was a man of stature, integrity and kindness. I was saddened to hear of his untimely death and offer my condolences to his friends and colleagues. As I write this, on the other side of the world, Londoners gather to mourn the loss of Keith Palmer, a police officer who died defending the Houses of Parliament. They honour not only the individual but also the values for which he stood and the profession which he shared with Richard. I pray that He who watches over us may assuage the grief felt by his immediate family and leave them only with the treasured memory of a man who was loved, pride in the life that he dedicated to the service of his community and the knowledge that one who lived so can never be truly forgotten.

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