The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has facilitated reconstructive surgery for one of its members who sustained a gunshot wound to the head last year.
Victor Fausett, 25, was stationed at the Wisroc Police Outpost when he sustained the critical wound last June. The policeman was booking an offender when a confrontation ensued and Fausett was shot in his head by the assailant, with his (Fausett’s) service revolver.
Deputy Superintendent of Police and Welfare Officer of the GPF Loraine Saul, Assistant Commissioner of Operations Christopher Griffith and Senior Superintendent Maxine Graham, paid a courtesy visit to Fausett at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Kingston, yesterday.
Saul pointed out that the reconstructive surgery was offered free of cost since it was reportedly the first of its kind.
“The scalp was damaged so he had to do a replacement or temporary scalp to cushion the brain,” Saul explained. Fausett further explained that a titanium plate has been implanted in his head to protect the brain.
The successful surgery was completed on Saturday last.
Fausett said he feels better and is looking forward to returning to duty.
The GPF has absolved all expenses for Faucette and supports his family as he continues his recovery, Saul pointed out.
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