In Memoriam – Officer Colvin GeorgesHenry W. White Jr., Commissioner of the United States Virgin Islands Police Department, reported that Officer Colvin Georges passed away due to gunshot wounds that he sustained four months ago.

Officer Georges and his partner, Officer Aaron Hodge, confronted a group subjects that were loitering near a car wash.  They were patrolling the area due to a shooting that had occurred the previous night.  Upon their contact, one of the subjects drew a weapon and fired upon the officers.

Both officers returned fire, killing one of the suspects, Gerald Jackson, and wounding another.   Officer Hodge and Georges were both injured, but Officer Hodge was released a few days later from Schneider Regional Medical Center.

Officer Georges was critically injured in the firefight which left him paralyzed from the neck down.  Officer Georges was transported to a medical facility in Miami, Florida a few days after the shooting where his condition remained critical until he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Colvin Georges served with the United States Virgin Islands Police Department for two years.

Officer Colvin Georges, gone but never forgotten.

EOW: Saturday, September 29, 2012