Yesterday, family, friends and colleagues of the 56 police ranks who were slain while serving the Guyana Police Force gathered at the Place of Fallen Heroes, Eve Leary where they remembered and honoured them. On the occasion, Acting Commissioner, Leroy Brumell, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, family and friends and other senior ranks laid wreaths at the site.
Rohee in his remarks called on the serving ranks not the let the deaths of the ‘heroes’ go down in vain. Addressing the gathering, he said the sacrifice being made today is very little compared to what some of the fallen ranks were forced to endure.
“Our Police Force has stood the test of time as an organization that is vested with the legal authority to ensure that the peace and good order is maintained throughout the length and breadth of this country, and there have been very few instances where the Force failed to fulfill this responsibility.”
He made a subtle reference to events currently taking place at Linden, which are placing the police force in an unenviable position.
“Clouds are gathering in the south of our capital and the wind that is blowing the dark cloud is a wind of challenge, wind of turbulence or potential turbulence but we know that the Force together with the administration has the will and tolerance and the patience and understating to deal with this wind.”
Rohee added that the government will continue to provide all the resources necessary for the Force to execute its lawful duty.
“In the same way that those that have fallen faced challenges when they were here, it’s the same way who follows in their footsteps will face similar challenges. Life is full of challenges and those of us who want to fulfill certain responsibility must never run from the responsibility, we must never be seen as cowards, because those who lost their lives stood their ground in the defense of law and order, and those of us who are alive and serving we must take a page out of their book and in a similar fashion defend this noble organization.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by Acting Commissioner Brumell. He told the gathering that for as longs as the Guyana Police Force stands, the fallen ranks will always be remembered and honoured.
Brumell zeroed in on the 2002-2008 crime wave and thanked the government for the Joint Services which was able to bring back normalcy to the country.
“The lives of those ranks give something to us and it caused us to be more security conscious, the ranks became more aware of what is going on around us. We vow that we do not want this to happen in Guyana again. If it comes back we are confident that the Joint Service will deal with the situation.”
The Acting Commissioner said that the Police Force will not stand for the formation of gangs and stressed that his ranks will continue to deal professionally with these reports.
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