By Demion McTair. Updated 12:34 p.m., Sunday, 26 April 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
The last WhatsApp status put up by Sergeant Philbert Chambers is just as heartbreaking as his tragic death.
The status posted at 9:30 p.m on Saturday, featured a meme which read: “Don’t wait till I’m here to act like you loved me” and had a coffin on it.
There has been anguish amongst his family, his colleagues, members of the Questelles Police Youth Club, and the South Leeward community and from persons nationally, since his shooting death.
Chambers was shot in Campden Park, while on duty on Sunday (April 26).
Police went to apprehend Gleason Lewis, a person who was of interest to them. It is reported that Lewis opened fire on Sergeant Chambers, who later succumbed to his injuries.
In the incident on Sunday, Lewis was then shot and killed by other law enforcement officials who were on the scene.
Philbert Chambers, who Lewis killed was a beloved police officer in the South Leeward area, and spent years at the Questelles Police Station.
A few years ago, Chambers was shot at Questelles beach in incident while on duty but he had survived.
Chambers was coordinator of the Questelles Police Youth Club.
He is the only police officer to have been killed while on duty this year.