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‘Supa Cop’ rescues woman from mentally ill attacker

- Woman said on social media she was being attacked by a man of unsound mind when Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood intervened
Infamous traffic cop Glenn 'Supa Cop' Callwood has been praised for rescuing a woman who was allegedly being attacked by a man of unsound mind on January 13, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
Joanna Morris posted on the BVI Community Board on January 13, 2017 that she is not pressing charges but hopes her attacker would get help for his condition. Photo: Facebook
Joanna Morris posted on the BVI Community Board on January 13, 2017 that she is not pressing charges but hopes her attacker would get help for his condition. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police Officer Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood was in the right place at the right time over the weekend, possibly saving a woman from severe injury or death at the hands of a man believed to be of unsound mind.

“I just want to give a massive shout out to the RBVIPF for their response following my being assaulted by a mentally unstable individual on the street in Road Town this afternoon. Your swift action, care and compassion was so reassuring. Supercop (aka Glenn Callwood), you are my hero. I am so very lucky that you were close by,” Joanna Morris posted on the BVI Community Board on January 13, 2017.

Many complimented the woman’s handling of the situation by not using anger and aggression toward her abuser but rather showing compassion when she said, “Thanks for the concern everyone. I'm ok, shaken up and a bit bruised and grazed but all superficial. Just so relieved that, thanks to the police, the individual in question will hopefully receive the help he needs.”

She further stated, “… but the 'what if' certainly went through my mind. I honestly cannot speak highly enough about the police response, it was incredible.”

There were mixed reactions to the return of Officer Callwood to the police force and moreso the streets as a traffic officer. But it is one decision Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews didn’t regret as he in has defended his decision and alluded to the fact that Mr Callwood had shown compassion and consideration in several instances by issuing cautions and warnings to persons as opposed to ticketing them.

Help mentally ill people

Meanwhile, Ms Morris said she was not interested in pressing charges but hopes that her attacker would get help for his condition.

One Jo commented, “glad you’re OK....very sad no place set in place for the mentally challenged.....we are a tourist destination.....we don't need this happening to the tourists .....”

Ms Morris responded, “I had that exact conversation with the police yesterday. “I don't want this guy incarcerated, I just want him to get the help and support he needs to keep his condition under control and ensure this or worse doesn't happen to someone else.”

This news site tried to contact Morris via social media but no response was received up to press time.

It is not clear at this time who was the person that allegedly attached Ms Morris.

30 Responses to “‘Supa Cop’ rescues woman from mentally ill attacker”

  • cay (15/01/2017, 10:01) Like (16) Dislike (55) Reply
    So did he give the man a ticket?
  • Bravo (15/01/2017, 10:19) Like (85) Dislike (2) Reply
    get this guy a cape,coulda been our mothers,sisters,anybody...thank you sir!
  • That's cool (15/01/2017, 10:30) Like (21) Dislike (33) Reply
    Can he save us to from the mentally ill NDP administration?
    • WELP (15/01/2017, 10:37) Like (35) Dislike (8) Reply
      Everything is politics to y'all shameful! Be positive for once
    • Boo (15/01/2017, 12:58) Like (12) Dislike (18) Reply
      Glad to hear that the lady is safe and Supa Cop is truly "supa!"
      On a lighter note. Was it one of our politicians? They have been assaulting taxpayers for years.
  • good news (15/01/2017, 10:33) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great news she was not harmed and good work from the policeman Callwood. Now we need to get help for this man before he seriously hurts someone. His family should be helping.
  • Xxx (15/01/2017, 11:10) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    He he he give supa cop a OBE
  • Get Dem off the street. (15/01/2017, 11:50) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    These mad guys walking around town when they ask for money and you say no they get all agressive and ready to jump on you.. always Quick to attack women... Callwood is just as agressive and crazy as them.. Callwood is there match.
  • pat (15/01/2017, 12:07) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    It was great that the policeman was around. If they concluded that the attacker was mentally ill, I'm just wondering how Callwood handled him considering his nick name. The person needs help. How was he handled. just asking.
  • senior (15/01/2017, 12:20) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad that someone saw the caring in you Officer Callwood. Continue to do a good job. Keep God in focus and do your best.
  • tola (15/01/2017, 12:40) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Supa cop continue making bvi shine you doing good job. They need find place for these mental I'll people. I am sorry anyone if thrm try that I will attack back.
  • pat (15/01/2017, 12:46) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    • Yah (15/01/2017, 15:20) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      That is what i was thinking. He nneds to lose some weight.
    • pat (16/01/2017, 12:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      again, this is not what the real pat would be focusing on as you can see in my other posts. Do you look much better? that is not the issue.
  • Retired police (15/01/2017, 13:10) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations PC Callwood, great job, they always say Virgin Islander Officers are lazy, u did a great job as u ways do, I hope the COP reward u. They can't keep a good man down. You should be promoted to Sergeant. Keep it up brother.
  • rasta (15/01/2017, 13:46) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    the man is not mentally ill..the man sell his plants by bolo's/bobby's parking lot friday and the woman wanted to pass thru the man plants and he wont allow her
    • normal rasta man (15/01/2017, 15:43) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      no mental ill man is that person,sorry for both out cant walk thru the man goods what he was selling like that,believe me how them old people used to carry on in them days under the market.the same way .and they were not ill.comon sense alone could tell her that too .
    • Nuts (15/01/2017, 16:38) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
      whether he is nuts or not , you dont go attacking women unless you are a true coward. Call the police, he was right there.
  • VG (15/01/2017, 14:46) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    We need sup a cop on virgin gorda because those police up there is a waste of time not doing the work that their are paid to do.
    • @VG (15/01/2017, 19:26) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      If you don't get a super cup, we might be able to help you. We have a hulk (lol)
    • Afu (15/01/2017, 20:05) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      We need cops like Duncan- 1960's and "Big Stoutt - 1990's. My native VG needs A DIRE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER HERE.
  • Citizen (15/01/2017, 15:34) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Like the lady said, the BRVIPF. Supa Cop was there at the time but it need more police out and about, not just locals but those who hide behind the scenes - UK Cops . Get out get some sun and help police the country. But i think all the other Cops are Supa also.
  • Ms wize (15/01/2017, 16:19) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    I always respect the work supa cop does. He's a bit rough on the edges but does a great job. All govt workers better thank god for him. He puts money in the treasury but issuing tickets so we get and getting g incumbent. Hey lol lol lol thank you supa cop. I got incumbent her her has haa
  • musa (16/01/2017, 07:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    great job supa cop
  • Truth (16/01/2017, 07:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank God someone finally say "thank you""to one of our Officers. They put their lives on lne every day without coming to the light of the media.
  • what a mess (16/01/2017, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    dem will give him a medal soon
  • Candi (16/01/2017, 11:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a terrifying experience! This could have been any resident or even tourist. I'm just happy that this lady is ok and Officer Callwood was in the area.
  • Great! (16/01/2017, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good JOb!

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