Kenric Lyle Morrison, age 59, died on April 13 following a courageous battle with cancer. Son of the late Wilfred & Sarah Morrison nee Montgomery of St. Mary, Jamaica, Kenric literally spent his entire life in law enforcement. He entered the Jamaica Police Cadet Corp of the Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF as a teenager where his musical prowess on the trumpet got him into the JCF Band. Wanting more action, he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Dept CID, and later the Narcotics Division. Kenric continued to find outlets for his music and joined the Tides Band that performed on the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation Radio Station JBC. In 1983, he left Jamaica for the Cayman Islands where he joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service RCIPS. Kenric served as a CID Officer, Police Band Founding Member, and he was the first K-9 Handler in RCIPS history. Kenric was also first trumpeter for two Caymanian Soca & Calypso bands: Settlers Band in the early 80s and K-Man Edition from the mid 80s- early 90s. In 1993, Kenric joined the Atlanta Police Department as a civilian employee. As the Red Dog Unit K-9 Training Coordinator, he and Retired Sergeant Gerrick Roper were instrumental in creating that training program. When he was not doing police work, he gave freely of his time to anyone who had misbehaving dogs that needed to be disciplined. His cooking skills are legendary and his greatest pleasure came from seeing others enjoy his amazing dishes. A dedicated family man, Kenric is survived by his wife, Rose; daughters Kemi and Kieva; son Kenyo; daughter-in-law Charisse; grandchildren Kyle, Jelani & Jesse; aunt Linda; siblings Jack, Headley, Nezzie, Sedley, Emerie, Wendell, Alwyn, Fay, Gem, Earl, Arlington, Roger, Sheila & Bobbette; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the APD Mounted Patrol on Saturday April 24, 11 AM, 1001 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315. While Kenric was an avid gardener, should you choose, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Oak Rest Pet Cemetery in Dacula.

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  1. Kenric is a true and caring friend who will always be missed and remembered. Kenric always asked his closest friends to call him “Ken”. I met Kenric in the early 1990’s while I was assigned to the DEA Task Force in Atlanta. Kenric and I quickly established a friendship with our joint interest in police dogs. Outside of work, Kenric spoke often about his wife Rose, his children, sister Faye in Atlanta and his law enforcement & living experiences in the Cayman Islands. We shared many lunches together, trained dogs together, helped people all the time and we met some of each others family members from time to time. Kenric was always willing to help someone in need or for a cause to make this world a better place for others. Kenric, you will always be remembered. Jerry Gerard & Cornelia Easley

  2. My friend Kenric will be truely missed. Kenric trained the most beautiful sable partner and taught me how to train mine.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with the beautiful family he leaves behind.

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