Posted on

Police chief pledges to support ailing cop in sickness and in health

Police chief pledges to support ailing cop in sickness and in health

Share

Members of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) are wishing ailing Superintendent of Police, David McDowall, a speedy recovery, a release from the RSVGPF said.{{more}}

Commissioner of Police Keith Miller and a team of senior police officers visited McDowall at his Colonarie home last Wednesday.

McDowall, a police veteran of 33 years, fell ill earlier this year and had to be placed on dialysis.

“He was happy to see us, notwithstanding the situation. We left him in high spirits. A number of officers became emotional,” said Miller.

Miller encouraged the 52-year-old McDowall, a father of two, to have faith and be strong.

“The nature of the job is such that we have to take care of you in health and in sickness. We get the best out of you when you are well and strong. When you are sick we have to be there for you mentally and physically in every way possible,” said Miller, as he explained that the RSVGPF caters for the holistic affairs of its personnel.

Miller used the opportunity to laud Pearline McDowall, wife of the ailing police officer, as well as his brother, Ralston McDowall, for caring for him during his period of illness, the release said.

Ralston currently takes SOP McDowall for therapy, but Miller promised that in the event he is unable to do so, the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force will transport McDowall.

Miller is imploring all police officers to engage in extra-curricular activities.

“These things help prepare police officers to feel revived on the job, as well as for the task ahead,” said Miller.

SOP McDowall was enlisted in the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines on August 24, 1979.

LAST NEWS