Nine persons to receive awards for gallantry

Nine Jamaicans will be recognised for gallantry this year – seven civilians and two policemen.
Badges for gallantry will be bestowed on Tanesha Brown, Junior Clark, Aselee Sutherland and Cedesiha Williams for an incident on March 10, 2022, where they prevented the abduction of a young schoolgirl by a taxi operator in St Andrew.
Winston Thorpe and Josiah Wright are being recognised for saving the life of a policeman in Portmore, St Catherine who was shot and left for dead during a robbery on February 15, 2022.
Jeffrey Bowen, who saved a young boy from drowning on July 31, 2020, is another badge of gallantry recipient.
Sergeant Leon Fisher and Constable Kevin Lewars will receive medals of honour for gallantry for demonstrating dedication, commitment and extraordinary courage in circumstances of extreme danger.
The policemen were part of a team which pursued Nico Samuels, who was considered St James' most wanted during an operation on April 28, 2018.
Samuels was killed.

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