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Assistant Superintendent of Police (Ag.) Anil Mannick

The police service is once again mourning the death of another police officer, who succumbed to COVID-19.

The TTPS yesterday confirmed the death of Superintendent of Police (Ag) Anil Mannick, who died on Wednesday.

In a statement, Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, and the Executive of the TTPS expressed their sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues for the loss of their fallen colleague.

Mannick, 48, who was last assigned to the Central Division, passed away at 6.25 pm on June 9 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility while undergoing treatment.

Mannick last acted as the Assistant Superintendent of Police and spent several years at the Court and Process Branch.

He had some 30 years of service to the TTPS.

He leaves to mourn a wife and son.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Rambhani Dipchand, who worked closely with Mannick, described him as “an officer who always had a smile on his face.”

“He was one of the very liked senior officers at the Central Division and was such a humble and dedicated police officer,” Dipchand said.

He added, “If you ask anyone within the Division, no one would have anything bad to say about him.”

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Michael Pierre, echoed these sentiments, adding, “Mannick was a gentle giant. Although he didn’t say much, whenever he spoke, he said something important. What was noteworthy about him was that he spent at least ten hours at work per day. I will always remember him as being solution-oriented.”

Other police officers who worked with Inspector Mannick took to social media where they expressed their shock over his death and paid to tribute to him.