Image result for Prison Officers Association trinidadWe appreciate the money, but there needs to be a legislative framework that protects the officers while they are still alive.

This comment comes from General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association Gerard Gordon.

Recently Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley revealed that the government was getting closer to enacting legislation that will see family members of firemen, prison officers and soldiers killed in the line of duty, benefitting from a $1 million dollar pay out.

Speaking to News Power Now this morning, Mr. Gordon said that while they were happy with progress made on the issue, he felt that something needed to be done for officers while they carrying out their duties.