The Seventh-day Adventist Church say it is very much incensed and outraged by the senseless killing of two of the nation’s young men whose lives were cut short in the prime of their days.
“We condemn this heinous act of barbarity and brutality in the most vociferous manner,” Pastor Dermoth Baptiste, President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission of Seventh-Day Adventists said in a statement dated May 9, 2017.
“Our sympathy goes out to the parents of the deceased young men and to the young wife and daughter of Police Corporal 400 Cozier. We also express solidarity with the constabulary on the untimely passing of one of their colleagues. We identify with your pain, sorrow and trauma at this sad time and encourage you to be steadfast and resolute in your resolve to deal with crime and violence in the land,” Baptiste said.
PC Cozier was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Mesopotamia.
The bodies of him and his brother, 19 year old, Nicholas Cozier, of Richmond Hill, were discovered at Sion Hill Bay on May 4, with gunshot wounds.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church says no man has the right to cold-bloodedly or callously take another’s life, which he cannot give.
It is calling upon citizens, especially our young men who are bent on criminal means or retaliatory measures of dealing with problems, to reconsider their ways and seek for peaceful resolutions, in the best interest of preserving human dignity and civility.