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Injured policeman Lorenzo McLeggon gets more help

BY EVERARD OWEN
Observer Portland correspondent

Monday, March 19, 2018

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Lorenzo McLeggon, the former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976, four years after joining the Jamaica Constable Force, has received more help from compassionate Jamaicans.

Violet Tourers, a football club based in Montego Bay, with some former Reggae Boyz among their ranks, hosted a benefit match along with the Portland Police last Sunday (March 11) at Lynch Park, where they both teamsmade cash contributions and gift baskets to McLeggon.

Portland Police came out victorious with a 3-1 score-line, with goals coming from Nicoyann Brown (50th), Jerome Logan (8th) and Marsell Bryan (90+4th) while Kranston Walker (90th) pulled one back for Violet Tourers.

Kevin Rose-Green, manager and general secretary of Violet Tourers, said “the story touched his heart along with their president George Evans and they decided to help and get this game in place”.

Former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper Warren Barrett, who played in the match, said he was very pleased with the outcome.

“It is just our way of giving back to society, making someone's life better, and as long as we are able to, we will continue,” he said.

Superintendent in charge of Portland Dwayne Wellington expressed thanks to the organisers.

“This is a very thoughtful of Violet Tourers and the Portland Police to arrange this event for our colleague who has fallen on difficult times. It shows that we have persons who care and this is good for us as a people” he said.

McLeggon was grateful for the assistance.

“I thank you all for your compassion and generosity, and taking time out to come and have this game for me” he said smiling.

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