Inspector killed in Rupununi accident, other cops injured


The Guyana Police Force mourns the death of 38-year-old Inspector Ian Welch, who died in a vehicular accident at around 17:15hrs on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Rattle Snake Hill, Trail Road, Central Rupununi.

Police in a statement said that Inspector Welch was seated in the front seat of the police force vehicle PVV 662 when it suffered a ‘blow out’ of its right rear wheel and turned turtle twice before coming to a halt. He died on the spot.

The ranks were on patrol duty at the time of the accident.

The driver, Constable Lyzandel Northe and the other occupants – Corporal Fitzgerald Adolphus, Special Constable Ryan Doris and Rural Constable Chavez Francis – received minor injuries and are being kept for observation at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

The state of the police jeep following the accident

Inspector Welch was married and resided at Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice; he joined the Force on May 5, 1999, and was recently recognized by the Force after being adjudged third place winner of its Quarterly Essay Competition.

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