The Police High Command has expressed condolences to the family, friends and love ones of 89-year-old Elena Nisbett, a Retired Assistant Superintendent of Police,  who perished in a fire that gutted her home on Bamboo Drive, Hopewell, Hanover this morning.

Reports from the Sandy Bay Police are that about 4:30 they were summoned to the area by residents who saw smoke and fire coming from Miss Nisbett’s house.

The Fire Department was contacted and following cooling down operations, her remains were discovered among the rubble.

The Police High Command says the Retired ASP Nisbett gave sterling service for over 33 years.

She joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force in November 1960, and was posted in St. Elizabeth. 

She was later transferred to the St. James Division, where she served up to the time of her retirement.

Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances which started the fire.