Wayne Walker reports.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the security forces will not relent until they bring to justice the criminals who murdered the Policemen.

The Prime Minister is reminding the security forces that all well-thinking Jamaicans are standing with them during this difficult time.

In a statement this morning, Prime Minister Holness said he’s deeply saddened to learn of the brutal attack on the Police.

Prime Minister Holness says the killing of the law enforcement personnel is an immeasurable tragedy.

In his statement this morning, Prime Minister Holness said members of the security forces are faced with extreme danger everyday as they serve and protect the country. 

The Prime Minister says his heart is pained at this time and he cannot imagine the despair the families of the slain Policemen must be feeling. 

He also says his heart goes out to the members of the police force.

He says words are insufficient to convey his sympathies for the families and the members of the JCF who are grieving an unimaginable loss at this time. 

The Prime Minister says the Government will provide support to the families of the Policemen who were attacked.

He says the police high command will leave no stone unturned in bringing those responsible to justice and, the Prime Minister says he knows this must be a trying time for the JCF.

But, he’s urging the security forces not to back down in the fight against criminal elements who are attempting to wreak havoc on the society.

Prime Minister Holness says those responsible for the killing of the policemen should find no safe haven and must be captured.

Senate Condemns Attack

In the meantime, Members of the Senate today joined in the widespread expressions of condemnation of the attack on the police.

A sombre Senate President, Tom Tavares Finson, opened proceedings in the Upper House today by commenting on the incident.

Tom Tavares Finson, Senate President.

Minister without portfolio in the National Security Ministry, Senator Matthew Samuda, told the Upper House that today is a difficult day for the security forces, in particular the JCF.

Matthew Samuda, Cabinet Minister and Government Senator.

Meanwhile, Opposition Senate Leader, Donna Scott Mottley, also condemned the attack on the Police.

Donna Scott Mottley, Opposition Senate Leader.