Cop Reportedly Commits Suicide, Senior Superintendent of Police Dermot Lawrence
Senior Superintendent of Police, Dermot Lawrence of the Area One Police in is suspected to have committed suicide after he was found dead on Friday evening.
According to reports, the officer was found hanging from a rope which was attached to his ceiling at approximately 7:30 pm at his Mango Valley home near Montego Bay St James.
His lifeless body was discovered by a close friend who went to visit the officer at his home. The police were alerted and upon their arrival, his body was removed.
SSP Lawrence who was in charge of administration at the Area One Police Headquarters in Montego Bay is believed to have been under a lot of stress from his domestic affairs.
It is reported that officers responding to an alert, went to the officer’s house just a day before the incident after residents heard a loud explosion coming from his house.
After questioning Lawrence, the investigating officers were assured by him that he accidentally fired his weapon, but everything was fine.
The police are currently probing the death of Lawrence to determine circumstances which led to his loss of life.