Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, and the Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have extended condolences to the relatives, colleagues and friends of acting inspector Mukesh Sookram.
Sookram fell ill and was admitted to the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility. He passed away while undergoing medical treatment on Wednesday.
While the TTPS did not explicitly state that the lawman had COVID-19, the Couva Hospital is being used solely to treat patients infected with the virus.
Meanwhile, the acting inspector was last attached to the North-Eastern Division (NED) and was in charge of the Morvant Police Station.
He was first enlisted into the TTPS on April 8, 2002 and was promoted to the rank of corporal in 2010, then to sergeant in 2019 and began acting as an inspector earlier this year.