KINGSTON, Jamaica – The United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno, has extended his “deepest condolences” to the relatives and colleagues of the slain policewoman Judith Williams.

Describing Williams’ murder as a senseless tragedy Moreno said, “everyday many law enforcement officers across this island risk their own safety to protect our lives. For this, they deserve respect and gratitude. I commend those Officers who continue to conduct their duties professionally and justly without fear or favour”.

“On behalf of the United States Mission to Jamaica, I extend our deep and sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Corporal Judith Williams, who lost her life at the hands of gunmen,” Moreno said in a press release from the Embassy this afternoon.

“This incident and others like it reinforce that we all must work together across communities and borders to rid this beautiful country of violence and criminality,” Moreno added.

Williams, 54, who was assigned to the Office of the Commissioner of Police was shot multiple times by two men while at a bus stop on her way to work early Thursday morning.

Police report that the two culprits fled the scene on Bray Street, Franklyn Town in east Kingston on a motorcycle.

US Ambassador extends condolences to relatives, colleagues of slain policewoman