The bravery displayed by Detective Corporal Emrit Winter of the Port Kaituma Police Station will not go unnoticed by the Force’s administration.
This assurance was given by interior Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine, following a brief visit to the Georgetown Hospital where Corporal Winter is recuperating from a gunshot wound he received while apprehending two robbers, last Friday.
Winter was on patrol with two other ranks when they received reports of a robbery committed on a businesswoman of Port Kaituma.
Winter and his colleagues immediately went after the men, going in different directions to cut them off.
But it was the young Detective Corporal who first encountered the bandits.
As he was approaching a densely wooded area, armed with his G3 rifle, one of the bandits shot him in the hip.
Not deterred, Winter, who did not have enough time to put his weapon into the correct position to return fire, used the next best option which was to hurl his body on the shooter, rendering him ineffective.
Despite the pain he was experiencing, Corporal Winter struggled with the gunman even as another robber tried to relieve him of his rifle.
Thankfully, Winter, who is originally from Lethem, had been using a strap that was attached to his weapon.
Eventually his actions led to the capture of the two bandits while a third suspect was nabbed yesterday morning.
His Commander David Ramnarine, told this newspaper that he did not expect anything less from the young crime fighter.
“He’s always this guy with this kind of bravery, he’s courageous. I’m sure if anybody would wish to ask Corporal Winter, he would say that this is not going to deter him,” Assistant Commissioner Ramnarine said.
According to Ramnarine, some cops who would have experienced similar trauma would have been less committed to the job and might have reconsidered continuing the career.
“He just asked me, he wanted me to talk to the doctor to give him an early release and I had to caution him to stay and have himself looked after properly,” Ramnarine stated.
Meanwhile, the Commander believes that the timeliness and accuracy of the robbery report contributed significantly to the success of the police in capturing the bandits.
The interior location, with its vast terrain, is one of the most difficult areas to effectively fight crime.
“Speaking from the Commissioner’s perspective and my perspective as a Divisional Commander, the report came to us quickly and then the information as regards the description of the suspects, was passed on to us quickly. The police were able to mobilise quickly, since in most of these interior locations, ranks sometimes go on patrols. This time things turned out well in terms of the response, in terms of the report, in terms of the information and we were able to capture the bandits,” Ramnarine told Kaieteur News.
Two months ago, police in the division were able to apprehend members of a criminal gang that wreaked havoc in the mining community of Aranka and its environs.
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