After 34 years of service…“There were rough days, very rough days indeed, times when I felt like quitting. But with God’s help and encouragement from relatives…brothers and sisters in Christ, I was able to ride the rough waves and make it to the end.”After 34 years of service in the Guyana Police Force, the lone female Assistant Commissioner, Paulette Veronica Morrison,Stitched Jerseys, yesterday called it a day.Morrison, who will go down in history as the first female Cadet Officer to be enlisted in the Force,China Jerseys Cheap, was the Guest of Honour at a special farewell parade held at the Tactical Services Unit Square, Police Headquarters, Eve Leary.Assistant Commissioner (ret’d) Paulette Morrison is escorted to examine the Guard of Honour.Morrison, who hails from the East Coast Demerara village of Mahaicony,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, joined the force in 1976 and after being enlisted in the Cadet Officer Programme,Camiseta Bar?a 2018-19, rose through the officer ranks to the position of Assistant Commissioner at the time of her retirement.She also holds the distinction of being the first woman photographer of the force.But while she was always seen as a police officer with integrity, several events in the latter part of her stint in the Force have left several blemishes on what can otherwise be considered as a distinguished career as a police officer.The first noteworthy blot occurred during her tenure as Deputy Chief Immigration Officer when dozens of new passports disappeared from the Central Immigration Office.She was transferred to an obscure department within the organization but resurfaced as Divisional Commander in the police West Demerara Division.She was subsequently removed from that post in November 2009 and sent to head the force’s Department of Development, following the torture of a 15-year-old boy who was in custody in the division.The much-publicized torture involved the pouring of methylated spirits on the teenager’s genitals and the subsequent lighting of the substance. Morrison had claimed that she was unaware of the incident although the badly injured teenager had remained in the lock-ups before the torture was exposed by this newspaper.But in her farewell speech,Maglia Milan 2018/19, Morrison credited the Almighty for seeing her through such ordeals.“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I kept the faith,” she told the gathering of well wishers, including Commissioner Henry Greene, former Commissioner Winston Felix and Deputy Commissioners Leon Trim and Henry Chester, as well as relatives and friends.She stated that life in the Guyana Police Force had not been very easy for her throughout her career.“There were rough days, very rough days indeed, times when I felt like quitting. But with God’s help and encouragement from relatives…brothers and sisters in Christ, I was able to ride the rough waves and make it to the end. Thanks be to God,” the retired assistant commissioner stated.“I knew that God was always in control and no matter what happened, it was not by coincidence that he allows nothing to happen by chance. I have never lost my faith in God under the heartbreaking circumstances that tested me to the core,” she added.AC Morrison receives a ceremonial saluteMorrison said that it was difficult for her to contemplate that she was leaving the organization she served for her entire adult life. She thanked her colleagues for the part they played in making her work as a member of the team of administrators of the force easier.“I must say that I have no regrets,Cheap Jerseys, none whatsoever of being a member of the Guyana Police Force. I gained tremendous skills and experience working in various divisions and branches of the force. I am positive that the experience will serve me well in civilian life,” she said.Morrison assured that she will be spending the rest of her retirement to assist young people who she described as the ‘cherries of her life’.