Guyana Police Force honours fallen colleagues
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Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in discussion shortly after the minister arrived for the ceremony. At right, a relative lays a wreath in rememberance of her hero
Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in discussion shortly after the minister arrived for the ceremony. At right, a relative lays a wreath in rememberance of her hero

THE Guyana Police Force yesterday honoured its fallen ranks who were killed in the line of duty between 1979 and 2014.

Assistant Commissioner Chapman represents ranks of ‘C’ Division at the ceremony yesterday
Assistant Commissioner Chapman represents ranks of ‘C’ Division at the ceremony yesterday

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.

‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken lays a wreath on behalf of ranks from his Division
‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken lays a wreath on behalf of ranks from his Division

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’.

Family members and other associates of fallen police ranks listen attentively as the Top Cop addresses them (Photos by Samuel Maughn)
Family members and other associates of fallen police ranks listen attentively as the Top Cop addresses them (Photos by Samuel Maughn)

Commissioner of Police Persaud, Public Security Minister Ramjattan and the Force Chaplain addressed the gathering.

 

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