Commissioner of Police Jean-Jacques Lemay

We were deeply saddened to read in today's Royal Gazette (18th December 2017) the shock news that our former Commissioner of Police Jean-Jacques Lemay was killed in three vehicle collision last Saturday 16th December on Highway 174 in Ottawa, Canada.

Mr. Lemay joined the Bermuda Police in 1997 as Deputy Commissioner after serving in the RCMP as Chief Superintendent.  He was promoted to Commissioner in 1998 and served in this capacity until 2001.  He was a well liked, respected  and very competent senior police officer whilst serving here in Bermuda.

According to the Royal Gazette article (which can be viewed at ) a man was subsequently charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving while impaired, and several other offences.

We will pass on more details as they are received.

We offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Lemay's family.

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#3 Davie Kerr 2018-08-13 18:10
I'm open to correction, but I think JJ is the only commissioner we ever had who represented the Police on the sports field WHILE COMMISSIONER: he played a few games for the hockey team and, while obviously out of his depth as he'd been an ice hockey player, he certainly gave 100% effort on the field!
He's also the only CoP under whom I've served who was younger than me!
#2 terry 2017-12-28 13:41
Kinda sad no comments on this Mans passing.

A bit after my 18 years but I'm sure many knew him and worked with him.

Condolences to his family.
#1 Mike Jent 2017-12-25 09:18
Having retired before Mr. Lemays appointment I am not acquaintated with him, but Carole and I extend our condolences to his family.

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