St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: In a tragic traffic collision, the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda lost its Constable Robert Dyer Jr., who was profoundly known as Constable Dyer. The constable lost his life after his vehicle collided on Sir Sydney Walling’s Highway on Monday.
The Commissioner of Police and other members of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda mourned his death and expressed condolence towards his friends and family.
According to the official statement by the Police Force, Constable Dyer was travelling on a motorcycle, from East direction to West on Sir Sydney Walling’s Highway, when he collided with a motor jeep (coming from the opposite direction). Following this, he was taken to the nearest medical institute and was pronounced dead by the medical doctor.
Reportedly, the incident occurred at around 11:20 in the morning.
The Royal Police Force noted that the Commissioner of Police, Atlee Rodney, reached the scene in no time. Commissioner Rodney also met with the wife of late Constable – Monya Roberts-Dyer, who also serves as a Constable in the Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.
He further expressed that it is one of the saddest and most painful moments for the police force as it has lost its members under such tragic circumstances.
Commissioner Rodney furthermore lauded Constable Dyer and mentioned that he was a hardworking and passionate employee who has always provided service with commitment towards his work. He also assured that special counselling sessions and other support will be provided to the families and immediate close people of Mr Dyer during this hour of difficulty.
Besides this, Rodney Williams, the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda; Gaston Browne – the Prime Minister; Steadroy Benjamin – Minister of Public Safety; Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies, and the general public also expressed grief and condolence towards the police force and Constable Dyer’s family.
Constable Dyer left his wife, children, family, close friends and colleagues to mourn. He was just 39 years old when he left his heavenly abode. The Police Force wished, “May his soul continue to rest in eternal peace.”
Constable Dyer, as member of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda:
It is to be noted that Constable Robert Dyer Jr. has always worked with diligence and passion after being enlisted in the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda on April 12, 2013. During the initial days of his job, he was posted to “B” Division-Parham and was later transferred to the Traffic Department.
While serving as a member of the Traffic Department, he also served the role of motorcycle outriders. During these days, he also worked as a motorcycle escort to the Governor-General – Rodney Williams at the Government House.