While the police service (TTPS) has embarked on a mission to regain the public’s trust, one officer has taken a step in the right direction.
This comes after a police constable found and returned $2000 in cash and a bank card belonging to a prison officer who left it at an ATM in south, Trinidad.
According to reports, PC Dario Ramlal went to the ATM at Scotiabank’s Marabella branch where he saw the cash and bank card in one of the machines.
He remembered the individual who was at that machine and took the items, went out and began searching for him.
However, he could not be found.
PC Ramlal reported the find to one of the tellers who contacted the holder of the card and returned the cash and card to him.
The Prison Officer told the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday that he thought his card and money were stuck in the machine. He went to the Marabella Police Station to thank PC Ramlal and gift him some cash, however, the officer refused. He said he did his duty to ‘protect and serve’.
Details on the incident were revealed in the TTPS Weekly Media Briefing at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain on Wednesday by Southern Division Superintendent Yusuff Gaffar.
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