Former Police Commissioner Henry Greene laid to rest
The Golden Grove Cemetery on the East Coast of Demerara was the final resting place for former Commissioner of Police Henry Greene DSS, DSM.
Family, friends and several persons within the security services, government, opposition and sporting world were on hand to pay their respects to the former Top Cop, Attorney-at-law and Table Tennis Association president during a two-hour funeral service and viewing at the National Cultural Centre yesterday.
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee viewed Greene’s body with sympathetic eyes while Greene’s successor Commissioner of Police (ag) Leroy Brumell stared in apparent disbelief. Brumell took a lengthy look at Greene, nodding his head before giving a long standing salute to his former boss before removing his spectacles as if wiping away a tear.
Several other ranks of the Guyana Police Force paid respect with some patrol and traffic ranks even taking time off their busy road duties.
Fire Chief Marlon Gentle and Director of Prisons Dale Erskine also took their hats off to Greene, so did Commodore Gary Best of the Guyana Defence Force.
Greene’s photos, in police uniform, attorney’s robe, and social attire, were plastered around the National Cultural Centre as a video screen continuously flashed footage of the former Top Cop.
At least 20 persons gave their well wishes for Greene’s eternal rest, with everyone having great things to say, especially about his contributions to the various organizations he served.
President Donald Ramotar, said Greene served well during his time as Top Cop and attributed his tenure to the ending of the infamous crime wave, bringing peace back to the country.