The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force said its rank and file members are stunned at the sudden death of one of their female colleagues.
Constable Nivlyn Moore, who was attached to the Grand Division of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) died on Wednesday, after complaining of not feeling well, a news release from Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting, said.
‘It is with overwhelming sadness and sorrow that I have to report tonight that, one of our police family has suddenly passed away,” Botting stated. “Constable Nivlyn Moore who worked with the Investigation Team on Grand Turk, took ill today after a few days of feeling unwell and despite the best efforts of our health colleagues, Constable Moore sadly passed away this evening.”
He said they would be waiting on the autopsy report to determine the cause of death.
“The cause of her passing is not known so, speculations won’t be made at this point, as the cause will become known in due time,” he said.
Botting added added: “The Officers and staff of the RTCIPF are stunned by this devastating news of the loss of one of us, our sister, our colleague and our friend. Constable Moore served our communities with dedication and pride.
“As we mourn her death, I ask that our communities keep her immediate family, her friends and her colleagues, especially those on Grand Turk in their prayers.
“ There are undoubtedly some very difficult days ahead for us as a force as we come to terms with Constable Moore’s loss but I know we have the strength as a police family to support and draw strength from each other to deal with our grief and sadness.
“On behalf of the force’sexecutive team, senior officers, ranks and members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force I wish to extend condolences to Constable Moore’s family and friends. May her soul rest in peace.”