Governor Albert Bryan Jr issued the following statement Tuesday mourning the loss of Virgin Islands Police Detective Delberth Phipps Jr., who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday morning:
"I am incensed and deeply saddened by the loss of Detective Delberth Phipps Jr, who was killed in the line of duty this morning. This tragic incident reminds us of the risks our law enforcement officers face daily in their unwavering commitment to keeping our community safe and is a devastating blow not only to his family, friends, and colleagues but to the entire Virgin Islands community.
“My prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones as they try to get through what I am sure is an unimaginably difficult time. “I have ordered the Virgin Islands Flag to fly at half-staff for one week beginning at sunrise on Wednesday, July 5 in honor of Detective Phipps’ service and sacrifice.”