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Hero: Barbados-born police woman shoots it out with robber in Brooklyn, New York

Off-duty cop Feris Jones shoots robber, protects innocent victims.

Barbados-born New York City police officer Feris Jones was getting her hair done last Saturday at Sabine’s Hallway beauty salon in Brooklyn when a wild thug burst in with a .44 Magnum pistol and screamed at the four women in the shop to turn over money and jewellery.

“If the officer wasn’t there, things could have gone very differently”

“Thank God she was there, he was fully loaded. It all happened in a blur. We were on the ground, and the shop is not large at all. My ears are still ringing.”

…Beauty salon owner Sabine Bellevue

Officer Jones quickly reacted. She stood up from her chair, told the other women to get down, announced she was a police officer and ordered the thug to drop his weapon. Somewhere in there Jones took out her own pistol and when the thug opened fire she shot twice. “Jonesy”, as she likes to be called, actually shot the gun out of his hand like you’d see in the movies!!!

The injured robber, one Winston Cox, ran off and was later arrested hiding out at his mama’s place like the true coward he is.

Blood all over the place, screaming and deafening noise in the little shop and Feris Jones kept her cool and did her duty. Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced yesterday, Tuesday, that Officer Jones is now promoted to Detective. Continue reading


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Richard Worrell passes in Brooklyn. School children loved him.

Children, staff and parents at Brooklyn’s Public School 29 mourn the loss of their cook and their friend

Bajan living-in-America Richard Worrell died on May 26th in his home in Brooklyn, New York. No cause of death has yet been released but he hadn’t been well for months and recently spent some weeks in hospital with heart problems. He has two children in Barbados.

Mr. Worrell worked as the cook at Public School 29 and judging by an article in the New York Times and the school’s website he was a good man and much loved by all. He died young at 43 years, but made a lasting good impression on everyone around him.

You really should read the tributes to Richard Worrell in the New York Times and at the school website and then ask yourself if the same good things could be said about you. I have to admit that I probably don’t measure up to the standards set by Mr. Worrell. Something to think about.

New York Times: A school grieves for its beloved cook.

Brooklyn Public School 29 website, May 26th entry

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