According to the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Prime Minister Andrew Holness was moved by the actions of Brown and has suggested that Brown be given a national award for his bravery.
“I salute Tremayne Brown, whose bravery and selflessness was evident when he risked his own life to save that of Renaldo Reynolds, who was swept away in treacherous flood waters. You are indeed a hero,” said Holness in a facebook post.
A report by the Gleaner, suggests that Brown could be awarded the Badge of Honour for Gallantry in October, this year, when 171 other Jamaicans will be conferred with national honours.
Brown was showered with gifts from several companies showing their appreciation for his bravery and selfless act to save Renaldo Reynolds who was being swept a way by the strong current.
Catherine Goodall, Manager-Beverage Marketing at LASCO Manufacturing Ltd said, when Brown recovers from his injuries, he will be eligible for a post in the promotions department.
Major Basil Jarrett, civil military cooperation and media affairs officer at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), said Brown’s courage was beyond question.
“As an organisation that values courage in its members, I was personally very impressed by Mr Brown’s disregard for his own life as he attempted to save that young man. It is the type of selfless heroism that impresses us here at the JDF,” said Jarrett, noting that there may be a place at the institution for him if his criminal background overseas checks out.