A crew from the Marine wing of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) that left Saint Lucia last month to render assistance to storm ravaged Dominica, returned home this afternoon.
The officers left Saint Lucia on the morning Saturday, August 29, 2015 on board the Defender and assisted with search and rescue, evacuation and the transportation of supplies in Dominica, which was recently hit by Tropical Storm Erika.
Police Public Relations Officer, Corporal Zachary Hippolyte told the Times that the returnees expressed pleasure in being of service on the nature Isle.
“For some of them it was a new experience, while for others they were putting their experience into play because they were officers there who went to Grenada during hurricane Ivan,” Hippolyte disclosed.
He revealed that the RSLPF will do whatever is necessary to make the returning crew feel appreciated.
Hippolyte told the Times that counseling services will be provided for those who need it, in view of the trauma they may have had to deal with in their search and rescue efforts in Dominica.
He said that physically, the crew members are fine.
Just recently the RSLPF came in for high praise and commendation from the government and people of Dominica for their service and assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.
Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony who was in Dominica recently paid a personal visit to the Defender crew to tell them how proud he was of them.