Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 10, 2016 (RSCNPF): Police Constable Brian J. Pacquette of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force was interned on Tuesday (August 9) with full military honours in his native country of Dominica.
In a service held at the Truth and Grace Fellowship Global on Independence St. in Roseau, a large crowd of mourners and Police joined his family to pay final respects to Police Constable Pacquette.
A contingent of Police and Defence Force personnel travelled from the Federation to participate in the military service with Police Officers serving as the Bearing Party, the Firing Party and Mourning Party and the Defence Force providing Band and Drum Corps support.
The coffin draped in the national flag of St. Kitts and Nevis was carried into the church and to gravesite by a detail of officers from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. Members of the Dominica Police Force and other Law Enforcement agencies and the Cadet Corps were also on hand to pay their respects. Police Constable Pacquette was a member of the Cadet Corps in his younger years.
Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Mr. Osmond Petty and Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley were joined by dignitaries and senior officials from the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica at the service.
Police Constable Pacquette passed away on Monday, July 18 while undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during the execution of his duties. He served eight (8) years in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
He was interned at Roseau Public Cemetery in Dominica.
(Press release courtesy of the the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force)