Update: Police Constable succumbs to stab wounds

The mother and sister of the rank.

By Jomo Paul

The mother and sister of the rank.
The mother and sister of the rank.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Police Officer involved in a stabbing incident on Friday morning has succumbed to the injuries sustained.

Information reaching iNews confirmed that just after 12:00hrs on Friday, the man was pronounced dead by doctors after being in the operation room of the hospital for a few hours.

Police Constable Antonio Dawson, attached to the Impact Base attempted to make an arrest at the Gafoors Complex, Houston, East Bank Demerara when he was stabbed about his upper body by the suspect, who then committed suicide.

According to Police, ranks on a marine patrol in the Demerara River, acting on information received, went to the Houston Fishing Wharf, EBD, where they saw a man acting in a suspicious manner.

The ranks approached him and during an attempt to conduct a search, the man forcibly resisted and assaulted one of the police ranks. He walked away and proceeded to an area in the vicinity of the Gafoors Complex where he was approached by ranks on a mobile police patrol that had responded to give assistance.

During efforts to arrest him, the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Constable Dawson. Police say that varying quantities of cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy were found in the suspect’s pants pockets.

Commander ‘A’ Division, Clifton Hicken told reporters at the Hospital that Dawson was one of the more formidable members of the Police Force.

“He’s a very disciplined policeman and he is very very brave. He is always on time and led from the front,” said Commander Hicken.



  1. My deepest to his family and loved ones.Especially his children mother Amanda Cosbert my work mate. Its hard to loose a love one especially one that is close to your heart. Sleep In Peace Dawson you will surely be missed.RIP to a Fallen Officer.

  2. My sympathy to the family. I raise my hat to a fallen brother. One of the worst scourges to visit our country is the proliferation of drugs and their use. Local law enforcement is simply not ready to deal with this. RIP brother.


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