Police High Command saddened by death of retired cop killed in fire

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Police High Command is expressing condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of 89-year-old Elena Nisbett, a retired assistant superintendent of police, who perished in a fire that gutted her home on Bamboo Drive, Hopewell, Hanover on Monday.

READ: Retired policewoman killed in Hanover house fire

In a release, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, through its communications unit, said Nisbett "gave sterling service to the people of Jamaica for over 33 years" after joining the force back in November 1960.

Nisbett was stationed in St Elizabeth but was later transferred to the St James Division where she served up to the time of her retirement.

Reports from the Sandy Bay Police are that about 4:30 am, they were summoned to the area by residents who saw smoke and fire coming from Nisbett’s house.

The Fire Department was contacted and following cooling down operations, her remains were discovered among the rubble.

Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances which started the fire.

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