THE Guyana Police Force yesterday honoured its fallen ranks who were killed in the line of duty between 1979 and 2014.
A moment of silence was also observed for Police Constable Edson Williams, who was crushed by a truck two weeks ago at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
The event yesterday saw the marching on of the Guard of Honour followed by the arrival of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud followed by Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan.
It coincided with the 176th Anniversary of the Guyana Police Force. A 21-gun salute was accorded the fallen ranks, followed by a minute of silence and prayers by the three main denominations.
Among those in attendance yesterday were relatives of the dead police ranks, including their children, grandchildren and other relatives.
They were all invited to lay wreaths in honour of their respective relatives; wreaths were also laid by the Commissioner of Police, Divisional Commanders and other representatives of the ‘fallen’.
Commissioner of Police Persaud, Public Security Minister Ramjattan and the Force Chaplain addressed the gathering.