Sgt ­Winston Taitt

Sgt ­Winston Taitt

Police ­Commissioner Gary Griffith and the executive of the ­Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have extended condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sgt ­Winston Taitt, who passed away on Monday.

According to a release from the TTPS, Taitt, who was 52 years old, died at his South Oropouche home around 1.30 a.m.

The sergeant had 29 years of service with the TTPS, and was last attached to Penal Police Station.

He also served in the division’s Criminal Investigation Department over the years.

He is survived by his wife, W/Sgt Rosalie Joseph-Taitt, two sons and a daughter.

Snr Supt (Ag) Deonarine Basdeo, of the South Western Division, described Taitt as “a dedicated officer, who wasn’t one to ‘watch the clock’,” adding he consistently displayed passion for the job”.


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