A young police officer died tragically on Thursday morning at Whim, Corentyne when he lost his balance after jumping from a truck, while on his way to work.
According to a police statement, Constable Ray Simon hitched a ride on his way to work early Thursday morning and when the driver of the open back vehicle drove pass his stop, he jumped off the vehicle but lost his balance and fell to onto the roadway and was crushed by one of the rear wheels of the vehicle.
The young policeman was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. His tragic death left his family, friends and work mates in shock.
He has been described as a fun-loving and respectable police officer who loved his job.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.