BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 10, 2018 – LAW enforcement officials are offering a $50,000 reward in an effort to solicit information that may lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the death of Police Sergeant Dwight Davis.
Sergeant Davis was found with gunshot wounds to the body.
According to a statement from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, at around 7 a.m. on May 03, Police received a report of a body being found on a dirt road in the vicinity of the railway line in Dieppe Bay by two passers-by.
When units arrived on the scene, they found the lifeless body of 37-year-old Davis lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer.
An autopsy later confirmed that he died as a result of gunshot injuries.
The officer’s death has sent shockwaves throughout the federation and drawn swift condemnation from Police Commissioner, Ian Queeley and Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris.
In a national statement, Queeley said that he is in constant communication with Davis’ family members and a full range of support is being made available, including counselling and emotional support.
He described Davis as a “dedicated Police Officer”.
“Sergeant Dwight Davis had a passion for policing and was committed to his profession. He often went the extra mile to ensure that the task at hand was completed. He accepted the challenges of policing and was fearless in the execution of his duties. And, he did so diligently and in a professional manner. The void created by his death will certainly be hard to fill,”
PM Harris said Sergeant Davis gave valiant service to St. Kitts and Nevis, working his way through the ranks of the Police Force, which bestowed upon him a promotion from Corporal (CPL) to Acting Sergeant (Ag. SGT) on June 1st, 2016.
He committed his government’s full support to the lawmen and women in the federation.
“Today, I reaffirm my Government’s commitment to fully supporting all of our brave and dedicated security forces as they endeavour to defend the safety and security of our great country,” Harris said.
According to the prime minister, “the death of Sergeant Davis reminds us that our security forces face tremendous risks every day in the performance of their important duties.
Davis’ death brings the number of homicides to 11 for 2018.
Anyone who may have information that can move this investigation forward is asked to call any Police Station or the Violent Crimes Unit at 467-1887, 467-1888, 662-3468.