Officers Who Rescued Crab Hill Accident Victims Recognised For Thier Efforts

Pictured from left to right: Constable Zamfir Carr, Commissioner Atlee Rodney, Assistant Commissioner Elvis Weaver and Corporal Nigel Carty

Two police officers who rescued two people whose car plunged in the sea have been recognised by the police.

In a brief ceremony at Police Headquarters today (19.02.2019) Atlee Rodney Acting Commissioner of Police, and Elvis Weaver Assistant Commissioner of Police (Fire Chief) Officially commended officers from the Johnsons Point and St. John’s Fire Stations for their act of bravery on Friday 15 and Sunday 17 February 2019, respectively.

The No. 6 appliance (Fire Engine) from the Johnson’s Point Fire Station was responding to a fire call and on reaching Crabb Hill, a red Toyota Axel motor car was over taking the said appliance, and in the process came in contact with the right front wheel of the appliance. 

 The driver lost control of the car and plunged into the sea.  The occupants were rescued from the sea by Corporal Nigel Carty and Constable Zamfir Carr the officers who were responding to the fire.

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  1. what exactly does it mean to be “officially commended”? Nice words spoke about you in the presence of colleagues? No fruit basket, day pass or complimentary dinner for 2?

    Just nice words that will fade away? Morale must be really high then

    The gesture is ‘…good for morale boosting.’

    There may not have been any irony, if their Fire Engine was not involved.

    Those that are unfamiliar with the ‘…Law Enforcement Code of Ethics,’ part of it is provided for their benefit’ It states, ‘…As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to help mankind, namely ‘…To protect life and safeguard property.’

    They would have been deemed ‘…grossly negligent’ not to do all that was necessary within their powers, including ‘…risking their own lives in protecting the lives of the occupants of the car.’

    Though ironically, resulted from a traffic accident in which they were involved, they had done no favour, but simply ‘…discharged their official duty.’ No ‘…food baskets Hmmmmmm.’

  3. Seems like Mr. Rodney and Mr. Wade happier than the actual officers involved in the rescue. Good to see them smiling though. Their jobs are tough enough already. all the best gentlemen


    You may have misidentified one of the senior officers in the photo.

    The officer to the left of Acting Commissioner Rodney is in fact ‘…Assistant Commissioner Elvis Weaver,’ OI/c of the Fire Service.

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