October 1, 2012

Colvin Georges - Law Enforcement - U.S. Virgin Islands

Police Officer Colvin Georges died on September 29, 2012 in a hospital in Miami, Florida. 

Colvin was a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department. He had two years of service with the Department. 

Colvin succumbed to injuries from a gunshot wound he sustained on May 26, 2012, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. On that date, Officer Georges and his partner were patrolling an area as a result of a shooting the previous night. They approached a group of men loitering near a car wash. As the officers approached, one of the men in the group opened fire on them. Both officers were able to return fire, killing one subject and wounding another.

During the shootout Officer Georges suffered a serious gunshot wound which paralyzed him from the neck down. He was flown to a hospital in Miami, Florida. He seemed to be making progress towards a recovery, but took a turn for the worse and finally succumbed to his injuries. 

Colvin Georges joined the force after graduating from police academy in 2010, where he earned the exemplary service award and scored the highest physical fitness score for men. 

Michael, Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Colvin
Government officials stated that Colvin did his job with distinction in his short tenure with the Police Department and fought valiantly to overcome his devastating injuries. They are immensely proud of him for the character and bravery he has shown.

Colvin is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents and his daughter, Keshana. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Pray for all who linger and who suffer. 

Let us pray that Colvin Georges is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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