Police Constable Sherman Maynard was shot in the line of duty today.

Police Constable Sherman Maynard was shot in the line of duty today.

A 27- year- old police officer lost his life in the line of duty this afternoon- this as he attempted to bar three prisoners from escaping custody at the Port -of -Spain General Hospital.

Police Constable, Sherman Maynard, succumbed to gunshot wounds at the Port -of -Spain health facility when the exchange of gunfire took place at around 12:30pm today.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago police service has detained a 43 – year-old Princes Town man in connection with the attempted escape of the three prisoners.

He is currently assisting police with their investigations.

 

Writer: Aba A. Luke