The Police High Command is expressing condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Michael Sharpe, following his untimely death at a medical facility in St Andrew on Tuesday.
Sharpe died early Tuesday morning aged 65 after battling illness for sometime.
Sharpe was a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), where he served for approximately 24 years, having joined in March 1997 as a District Constable. Between 1997 and 2012, he was assigned to the St. Andrew Central Division, and then the Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB).
“His work as a broadcaster, journalist and a member of the security forces, has inspired many and contributed significantly to nation building,” the JCF said, adding that “He will be remembered as an inspirational and respected individual that dedicated much of his life to service.”
During his illustrious career in Journalism, Sharpe had been a major player in Jamaica’s media landscape for more than 40 years and had trained many of Jamaica’s present fleet of electronic journalists and videographers.
He hosted radio talk shows and was the main anchor on TVJ’s Prime Time News alongside the late Dorraine Samuels for years.
At the time of his death, Sharpe was the news operations manager at the Jamaica News Network, a member of The RJRGLEANER Communications Group