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Sep 24, 2012

Cop loses both feet in Punta Gorda motorcycle accident

Fitzroy Yearwood

While Longsworth and Budd lost their lives, a police officer underwent surgery earlier today after he lost both his legs in a traffic accident down south. On Sunday Police Sergeant Mark August was traveling on the Southern Highway when he lost control of his motorcycle near Swasey Bridge in Punta Gorda and was badly injured when he collided into a lamppost.  The police officer was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital and then to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery this morning. Police Press Officer, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, says that August bled profusely and is asking the public to donate blood.

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“A colleague of mine, Sergeant ninety-seven Mark August, presently attached to the Punta Gorda police, he received serious injuries where he lost both legs as a result of a motorcycle collision. Our investigators on the scene believe, from eyewitness account; that he ran into a lamppost somewhere in the area of the Swasey Bridge that caused his serious injuries. He is presently at the KHMH where he should undergo surgery in a little while. We are asking for the assistance of the public in any way possible if they can donate blood because we know that he has lost a lot of blood.”

 

According to Yearwood, the department is currently in negotiations with the insurance company, Sagicor, to provide support to officers who are relieved from duty for medical reasons.

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15 Responses for “Cop loses both feet in Punta Gorda motorcycle accident”

  1. Storm says:

    Disability insurance for our security forces is long overdue.

  2. Marion says:

    How can you lose both legs from hitting a lamppost? More details are needed. Did the post fall on him and severed both legs, imagine the speed he was going to create such DISASTER. HOW did the other 2 die? Sorry for your lost PGPD.

  3. Chenco says:

    I guess that is all the legs you can afford to lose. Sorry to hear that .
    You dont miss your legs till you have none. May God provide.

  4. so tru!! says:

    Mr. August had bad ways here in PG…a lot of people don’t like him….he ‘s chancey…..he had that coming as he thinks he’s God on a cycle….

  5. Es says:

    I we all need to start a fundraiser for him.

  6. The Truth says:

    Mr August dont worry about what others says .jus trust in god ,god was with him, thats why he didnt lose his life,he was a good cop jus pray cauz bad things can happen to good people and bad people .

  7. nq mercy for murderers says:

    It is a tragedy for one so young to lose both his legs.Hang in there Mark and pray God will show you the way. I wonder what is bad ways. Be careful what negativity you wish on others. it will come back to you.Stay strong Mark your family and friends is there for you.we will be praying for you.

  8. mighty god says:

    Mark August always think he is above the law and better than people. what happen to him is just the starting, but mark august have a few friends because i would give him his gun so he could shot himself.lol. but its not to late

  9. above all says:

    i tell u dat u no wa b a police 4ever. i wa c u chancey ppl nw..

  10. concerned says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family……..remember you are a survivor and you are here for the greater cause now………..live, Love, and laugh!!!!……..to the people with no empathy karma does come back …it is a !@#$%….and the only people that hate people upholding the law are ….CRIMINALS.so watch your tongue…………..please donate blood!!!!…….prayers for mark august.

  11. Diani says:

    I’ve know Mark for 15 years now; and he is the most strongest, intelligent person i’ve ever none; so to all the haters your negative comments will only make him stronger! He lost both legs, but his intelligence still remains and that; no one can take that away from him!! He has over 40 certificates!! how much do you all have???????

  12. Sgt Mark August says:

    For you so call “mighty god” and “above all” you speak and judge an individual just because you might not be appreciate of the work i did bringing criminals to justice in pg or you yourself might be a criminal if you have nothing to say say nothing or prove your point in a court. i did what i was suppose to do and paid to do which was to prosecute offenders whom i honestly believe you were one of them and God knows that. but if you think otherwise put your money where your mouth is and bring forth any of your pg citizen and look me in the eye and say i have taken advantage of that individual but it you cant make good dont make bad cause you can be next and the punishment might be worst than mine………

  13. Sgt Mark August says:

    Oh and yearwood that is stupid to for a any police to say publicly that i crash into a lampost unless i was crash in reverse that would result in me losing my legs and not sustaining injuries to my face chest etc. so we should get our damn priorities right and should have asked what happen than to draw conclusion without any evidential value to the allegations we make to satisfy the media

  14. Sgt Mark August says:

    Oh and yearwood that in my opinion is stupid to for a any police to say publicly that i crash into a lampost unless i was crash in reverse that would result in me losing my legs and not sustaining injuries to my face chest etc. so we should get our damn priorities right and should have asked what happen than to draw conclusion without any evidential value to the allegations we make to satisfy the media

  15. Hon Marin says:

    Future child molester hang this man by his balls if he has any

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