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Nov 2, 2018

P.U.P. Leader Reacts to PC Martinez’s Death

John Briceño

The shocking police shootout with the robbers and subsequent death of PC Osbourne Martinez has gripped the nation.  A statement from the Ministry of National Security says that PC Martinez lost his life while valiantly executing his duties as a law enforcement officer. This afternoon, Leader of the People’s United Party, John Briceño joined the nation in expressing sympathies and condolences to the Martinez family. In a pre-recorded statement, Briceño called for an end to the senseless violence.


John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“We are saddened by the tragic news that Police Constable twelve-ninety-seven Osbourne Martinez was shot in the line of duty and died while undergoing surgery. On behalf of my party, I extend sincere condolence to his children, parents and other family members. I also wish to extend condolences to the officers and members of the police department, in particular squad eighty seven. It is written in John’s gospel chapter fifteen, verse thirteen that there is no greater love to than to lay down one’s life for others. PC Martinez gave his life in service to all of us. I pray for his family and friends and I call for an end to the senseless violence.”

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