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The deceased police officer, RobbinJah Spencer in a photo updated to Facebook on Feb. 22, 2019.
The deceased police officer, RobbinJah Spencer in a photo updated to Facebook on Feb. 22, 2019.
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A police officer attached to the Narcotic Unit died on Sunday while fishing in Brighton.

The officer has been identified as Police Constable 849 Spencer and police are treating his death as a suspected drowning, pending the conclusion of an autopsy.

A source familiar with the situation told iWitness News that Spencer loved fishing and would engage in the activity, recreationally, whenever he had time off from work.

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He was fishing in the Brighton area when a large swell washed him and his companion off the rocks, apparently resulting in Spencer striking his head and falling unconscious.

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The other person was able to haul himself back onto the rocks, only to see Spencer floating away in the water.

The Coast Guard was summoned and responded and recovered Spencer’s body. A doctor pronounced him dead.

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The officer, RobbinJah Spencer, fishing on the rock in a photo uploaded to Facebook on May 6, 2018.

The source said that Spencer leaves to mourn his widow, he having gotten married sometime in November 2021, and their child.

His wife is left having to deal with another tragedy, having lost her cousins, Danroy Cozier, 26, a police officer, and Nicholas Cozier, 19, who were murdered on May 4, 2017, and thier bodies dumped on Sion Hill Bay.  

Spencer’s death is the second suspected drowning this month.

On March 10, Wesley Dick, a 49-year-old labourer, of South Wood/Belmont drowned at Indian Bay sometime after 2 p.m.

On Jan. 31, Devon Morgan aka “Sleepy”, a 33-year-old fisherman, of Barrouallie,

drowned during a fishing expedition in Cumberland.

Correction: This article was updated to correct the relationship between Spencer’s widow and the Cozier brothers. They were cousins, and not siblings as initially reported.