The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is in mourning following the passing of two of its members within days.

Woman Sergeant Marlene Foster- Newell of the National Police College died on Sunday after ailing for sometime. Just some 48 hours later on Tuesday, the JCF was plunged into mourning again when Woman Constable Nadia Tobias-Lynch of the Junction Police Station in the St Elizabeth Division died after a short battle with illness.

Foster-Newell’s 18 years of service in the police force was described by the JCF’s Central Committee as the “epitome of hard work and commitment to law enforcement.”

In the meantime, Tobias-Lynch, who served nearly nine years in the JCF, was hailed for her dedication and commitment to the force.

“She served with distinction and pride… she will be sadly missed,” the Jamaica Police Federation, which represents rank and file members of the police force, said.

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