Westmoreland Municipal Corporation saddened by murder of employee
Photo identification of the deceased Adrian Samuels

The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) says it is saddened by the passing of one of its employees who was murdered on Monday morning while on his way to work.

Adrian Samuels, otherwise called "Bredda Dawg '' was gunned down by unknown assailants in front of the Doyley's Funeral Home, on Dalling Street, in Savanna-La-Mar in the parish. He received gunshot wounds to his upper body.

READ: Westmoreland man gunned down in front funeral home

Chief Executive Officer for the WMC, Marvalyn Pitter, told OBSERVER ONLINE on Tuesday that the council is finding it hard to cope with Samuel's passing.

"See, it has really hit us hard, but God is able," Pitter uttered, as she nodded her head in disbelief.

The WPM boss added that the employees who worked closely with Samuels will be getting counselling, noting that the Permanent Secretary made contact with her on Monday regarding the same.

Pitter said it is disheartening that Jamaicans have no love for each other.

"I am saddened. It's very very sad to know that this has reached us as a family. We just have to give God thanks for the life he lived,” Pitter stated.

She said she doesn't know him to be a troublemaker and she described him as a humble and very quiet person.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Savanna-La-Mar Bertel Moore told OBSERVER ONLINE that he too is saddened by the incident.

"We are saddened by the passing of Adrian Samuels. Our sincerest condolences to the family at this time," said Mayor Moore.

Samuels served the Council for over seven years where he was assigned to the bus park as a groundsman.

Kimberley Peddie Observer Writer

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