Barrington Flemming – Staff Reporter
The cruel hands of fate dealt Shamara Maddan of Belmont, Westmoreland, a devastating blow early Monday morning when her life partner, 32-year-old district constable, Monir Maddan, died tragically as his motor vehicle crashed into a utility pole along the Paradise main road in the parish.
“I am numb. My best friend gone – this can’t be happening, it is surreal.We were working on having children, we both wanted twins and we were in the process of purchasing a home at Savanna Park,” shared a tearful Shamara Maddan, as she spoke in the aftermath of the tragedy which claimed the life of her husband.
Reports are that about 1:45 a.m., Maddan was driving a Toyota Torneo motorcar along the Paradise main road when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole.
Police were summoned and with the help of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Madden was removed from the vehicle. He was taken to the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The young widow said upon hearing the news, she did not believe it, because her mind could not accept the thought of her husband, her love, her rock – being dead.
“It felt like everything in my body stopped when I saw them put him on the ground. I was saying ‘Please don’t let him die’”, but her words were too late.
“We were the proverbial two peas in a pod. We have been together since 2012 and have been married for the past three years. We got married on my birthday, August 14, 2016, so we just celebrated our anniversary just over a month ago.
Maddan, who was attached to the Marine Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in Westmoreland, started his service with the JCF in 2013, and has been described as a jovial, fun-loving person who got along well with everyone.
“He would be the one to make everyone laugh and the people really loved him. “
His father, Reverend Devon Maddan, who formerly served at the Belmont Missionary Church, is said to be overwhelmed with grief as he is always saying “Monir is my favourite child”. (Monir has three siblings one sister and two brothers). His mother lives overseas.
“I am trying to cope – family and friends have been supporting me well and members of the JCF have reached out to me, but there is this awful feeling, this emptiness, I don’t know what to do. I shared everything with him. Who am I to share with now? I am at a loss,” she lamented.