St Lucia: Prime Minister Philip J Pierre expressed condolence on losing young and talented officer Nathan Timaitre on March 6, 2022.
“To the family of Officer Nathan Timaitre, my sincerest condolences on the loss of such a young, talented life. His service to his country was valued and appreciated,” St Lucian Prime Minister mentioned.
He further presented his sympathy and assured to provide necessary grief support. “To the members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, please accept my sympathy. The necessary grief support will be provided to you as you mourn the loss of your colleague and friend,” PM Pierre notified.
He further added, “To our law-abiding citizens, we ask for your support as we deal with this scourge of crime. To the criminals, this behaviour will not be tolerated in Saint Lucia.”
He further added that he would provide assistance to every law enforcement officer important for their safety and protection. The PM was quoted as, “I reaffirm my commitment to providing law enforcement officials with resources that will assist in citizen security. I again call on the High Command of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force to use every available measure in our quest for peace.”
Prime Minister further underscored, “There are no winners in this; our country is at a cross-road, and we need to choose the path of peace and prosperity to all.”
“I pledge my unflinching support to the observance of the law and justice for all.” PM Pierre stated while adding, “May God continue to be our guide.
“Officer Timaitre was part of the Police Guard, which I had the honour of inspecting during the Independence Military Tattoo,” Prime Minister Pierre concluded.
The officer lost his life during a shooting incident at Bocage, Castries, on Saturday night. During this shooting incident, another officer faced injuries and was hospitalized.
Reportedly, Timaitre and another officer were performing a cash escort in civilian clothing when shooters targeted them. Timaitre lost his life on the spot, and his partner, identified as King, was rushed to hospital and is in a critical state.