The mayor of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce María E. “Mayita” Meléndez Altieri, today recognized the work and dedication of the Municipal Police agent, Rosalyn Santiago, just days before Public Servant Week. Agent Santiago was the victim of harassment and mockery on social networks after an image was disseminated without her consent and in which she is compared with another woman who is also a member of the uniformed police.
“We chose the Municipal Police of Ponce as a representative of all our public workers who have been on the front lines during the emergencies that we have experienced due to earthquakes and now due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Among these outstanding police officers, Ponce is honored to have Agent Rosalyn Santiago as part of our uniform. Santiago has been wearing his uniform for more than 16 years and has distinguished himself by doing an excellent job, "said Meléndez Altieri.
The municipal agent thanked the support she has received from all Ponceños, Puerto Ricans and even people from the United States. United.
“I also have to thank the mayor, the Police Commissioner Juan Molina, my colleagues from the Municipal Police, my husband, my family and all the people for their support. I was surprised to see so many positive messages on the networks. I must confess that when I heard about the publication I felt very bad, very indignant, in short, it was offensive but, at the same time, the support received has given me the strength to move forward. However, there must be a cease and desist in the face of this type of action, "said agent Santiago.
The Municipal Executive of Ponce took advantage of the occasion to make a call to the media," to the written press, radio , television and digital, I ask you not to allow any human being to be harassed, be it a woman or a man, we are living in difficult times and what the world needs is peace, unity and respect. ”
During the activity the Commissioner of the Juan Molina Municipal Police, who highlighted that during his career in the uniformed police force, Santiago has complied with the regulations of this police force and has enforced the law every day.