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UPDATE: Divisional Commander commends officers on quick action in Amity Hall station firebombing

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Friday, March 14, 2014 | 10:54 AM    

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ST JAMES, Jamaica – Divisional Commander for St James, Senior Superintendent of Police, (SSP) Egbert Parkins is commending the actions of policemen and women attached to the Amity Hall police station for their quick action in putting out two fires early this morning after the station was firebombed by persons using bottle based fire bombs usually called Molotov cocktails.

“The police acted quickly after brazen attacks by persons using Molotov cocktails. The officers were able to put out the fire on the ‘verandah’ of the station and quickly doused the fire on the back section of a police pick-up vehicle,” Parkins said.

Parkins told OBSERVER ONLINE that this brazen attack again demonstrates the lengths those opposed to law and order will go in order to drive fear into the law abiding citizens of the parish, and to cause unease and uncertainty in St James.

“They will not succeed in their evil doings. The police in St James remain strong and committed as can be seen by their quick and effective response this morning,” SSP Parkins told OBSERVER ONLINE.

The SSP called on those persons who have any information on this morning’s attack on the Amity Hall police station to share this information with the police.

"These persons with information can call 119, Crime Stop at 311 or any of our police stations in the parish,” SSP Parkins appealed.

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