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Acting CoP: Crime too much to fight alone (with CNC3 video)
Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams once again pleaded for public partnership in the fight against violence as he admitted crime was too much for police to combat alone. He said it was already difficult to deal with the reality that one of his outstanding officers had been taken away by violence.
He added: “As the violence continues to increase in the month of February, everyone is pointing fingers at the Police Service to make that difference. T&T, all the citizens in this land, need to recognise that we cannot sit back and ask the Police Service to make the difference. “All of us must also seek out to make a difference as our country is hurting and everyone of us will feel the hurt and pain as young men continue to lose focus and appreciation for their brothers and sisters in the land.”
Williams assured Manwaring’s family the Police Service would provide the necessary support in his absence. Delivering the eulogy, an emotional Snr Supt Cecil Santana said Manwaring never looked at his profession as a job and sacrificed his life for T&T because he wanted it to be a safe place for all citizens. He said: “Police officers face the unknown each time we respond to a call. We run towards danger, we battle the criminals and we help the helpless.
“No 13283, Sgt Hayden Dale ‘Mannie’ Manwaring, did that every single day. There is no way to know the number of lives that he touched daily. The reality is we cannot make sense of this tragic loss of such an outstanding young officer.” After a short parade and rifle salute, Manwaring was laid to rest at the Tableland public cemetery, next to his parents, Winston and Pastora Manwaring.
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