President David Granger has extended sympathy to the family of the Guyanese born, New York Police Officer who was gunned down while in the line of duty earlier this week.
The 33-year-old policeman, Randolph Holder, was in his fifth year in the New York Police Department, when his life was cut short by a gunshot from a robbery suspect.
President Granger telephoned Holder’s grandmother, Elizabeth Lovell, who raised the young man and who still lives in Guyana, to express his sympathy.
The President said the young man was in the prime of his life.
The grandmother expressed appreciation for the call and said Holder was always a disciplined and ‘mannerly’ child. She told the President that because of the field of work he was in, he had always said that should anything happen to him; he would like to be returned to Guyana and buried with his mother.
His mother died when he was 16-years-old.
The fallen hero’s body will be flown into Guyana next Thursday, escorted by members of the NYPD for his burial. Funeral services will take place in both New York and in Guyana.