Jamaica: Policeman killed while trying to quell fight

An investigation has been launched following the death of a policeman who tried to end a fight in the central parish of St. Catherine on Saturday.

According to police reports, Detective Sergeant Victor Francis, 65, who was assigned to the Centre for the Investigations of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse headquarters observed two men in a physical confrontation and attempted to intervene when he was stabbed.

One  of the men ran behind the policeman and used him as a shield, while the alleged knife-wielding attacker continued stabbing, injuring the cop.

Francis was pronounced dead at hospital

The Police High Command has expressed condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.(CMC)

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