Mark Shields weds Emily Crooks
Popular media personality and lawyer, Emily Crooks, and former Deputy Commissioner of Police Mark Shields wed on Nov. 2nd, Sunday afternoon in a ceremony in Montego Bay at the upscale Round Hill Resort overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The bride was escorted up the aisle by her father Desrick Crooks, while her expectant groom stood at the altar with Reverend Terrence Gordon.
Members of the bridal party included maid of honour Dr Paula Dawson, while the couple’s daughter Zuri Shields was the flower girl.
Bridesmaids were Kimm Daley and Andria Crooks-Nelson.
Standing for the groom were John Azar, Michael Meggs, Kimani Robinson, Michael Toy, and the groom’s son Nicholas Shields.
Among the guests were Hugh Small QC; former Police Commissioner Hardley Lewin; international banker Aubyn Hill; Nationwide CEO/ broadcaster Cliff Hughes; broadcast journalist Abka Fitz-Henley; regional head of Business Risk at Digicel, Joseph Simmonds; MVP Track Club boss Bruce James; JCSC member Carol Narcisse; and Digicel Jamaica CEO Barry O’Brien.
Shields and Crooks have been together for some time and share a child.
Shields moved to Jamaica in 2005 to take up a position in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
He gained worldwide attention in 2007 when led the investigation into the death of Pakistan’s cricket coach Bob Woolmer in the run-up to the Cricket World Cup finals.