GPA extends support to children of late policewoman Annette Abel
In a display of compassion, members of the Guyana Police Association (GPA) offered financial assistance to the family of the late Woman Police Constable Annette Abel, who was killed after a drunken driver breached the traffic lights at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The Association at a simple gathering at their office, handed over a monetary donation to Abel’s two children, Abigail and Ezekiel.
The unfortunate accident occurred on November 16 when Constable Annette Abel tragically lost her life in the line of duty. The 53-year-old officer, attached to the Traffic Department at Beterverwagting Police Station, East Coast Demerara, was part of a roadblock exercise when a drunk driver crashed into her and fellow officers.
The driver, 44-year-old Fitzroy Aulder of Front Road, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was above the legal alcohol limit and collided with the officers conducting the roadblock. The impact resulted in severe injuries to Inspector Castello and another individual, Chris Allen, while Constable Abel lost her life at the scene.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) responded promptly, pronouncing Abel dead and rushing the injured to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Aulder and his passengers, who also sustained injuries, were taken into custody for further investigation.
The driver was later charged and remanded to prison for the accident. He appeared at Vigilance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and was not required to plea to the indictable charge. He was then remanded to prison until December 15, 2023.