By R Joyclyn Wea
The headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Tuesday, July 10, 2018 was a grief-stricken scene over the loss of one of its heroes after it was announced that Colonel Mekee Gray has expired.
Mekee Gray was one of those longest serving officers of the Liberia National Police and a renounced police officer for his role in clamping down culprits of crimes around Monrovia and its environs. He was the police Chief of Public Safety, Deputy Commissioner Mekee S. Gray
On Tuesday between 3:30 to 4PM, the Police Inspector General along with his team was seem almost in tears when the news of Col. Gray’s death hit them.
This comes after a press conference held by the police to provide clarity regarding some allegations and the level of work done by the police in fighting crimes across the nation.
According to some officers of the LNP, Col. Gray informed the police of his health conditions on Saturday, but it was surprising to have been greeted by such sad news.
Some of them (officers) claimed having conversation with the police executive prior to his (Gray’s) death on Tuesday “he spoke on the radio complaining of cold and that because of that he could not make it to work,” an officer recounted.
Following the news, Police IG Patrick Sudue and some officers of the police were witnessed hastily boarding vehicles and left the LNP facility.
Meanwhile, the cause of death is yet to be established up to press time.