POLICE OFFICER INJURED ON DUTY RECEIVES RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.
The Guyana Police Force has facilitated reconstructive surgery for one of its members who sustained a gunshot wound to the head last year.
Twenty five year old Victor Faucette, was stationed at the Wisroc Police Outpost when he sustained the critical wound last June.
The policeman was booking an assailant when a confrontation ensued and Faucette was shot in his head by the assailant, with his (Faucette’s) service revolver.
Deputy Superintendent of Police and Welfare Officer of the Force, Loreine Saul says the reconstructive surgery was offered free of cost since it was reportedly the first of its kind.
A titanium plate has been implanted in Faucette's head to protect the brain. The successful surgery was completed on Saturday, August 28.
Faucette says he feels better and is looking forward to returning to duty.