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Security Officer shot after jail break in July still Traumatized.

NEWS GRAPHIC 15Three men broke out of the Port of Spain Prison on July 25. The escape involved a shootout with police that left one prison guard dead.

Constable Sherman Maynard, 27, died from gunshot wounds in the attack.

A subsequent shootout with police at the Port of Spain General Hospital left one Amalgamated Security Officer injured after she was shot in the hand.

Anita Bartholemew remembers the day vividly, and says that she still has a hard time dealing with life after the incident.

In an interview with News Power Now earlier this morning, she revealed that the Security Firm she works for – Amalagamated Security Services Limited – provided counselling.

However she also revealed that no additional compensation was forthcoming from the Organisation.

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She said that she had asked for additional funds to help her take care of her children, but what was offered was significantly less than she had expected.

However she ultimately accepted the funds because she needed to take care of her children.

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She said that while counselling has helped, life after the shooting has been very difficult both emotionally and physically.
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Numerous efforts to contact Amalagamated Security Services Limited for a comment were unsuccessful.

 

 

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