[www.inewsguyana.com] – The family members of slain NYPD Cop, Randolph Holder have clarified that the Government of Guyana did provide any financial aid for the Officer’s burial.
The clarification comes on the heels of ongoing criticism about the large funeral which was held for the Officer and attended by several high ranking dignitaries including President David Granger.
Persons had taken to social media to complain that local officers are not afforded such ‘lavish’ funerals when they are killed in the line of duty. One of the many concerns raised was whether the government had any financial role in the funeral arrangements.
“To my knowledge no financial assistance was given to the family members,” said an Aunt of Holder at a press conference on Tuesday, November 03 at the Marriott Hotel.
The family also offered special thanks to the thousands of persons that came out for the burial of Holder on October 31.
“Special thanks to everybody who played a role in giving Junior the send off he deserves…We know that there has been tremendous efforts at addressing burial arrangements,” said Randolph Holder Senior.
Holder, 33, was slain while attempting to apprehend a wanted criminal in Harlem. That criminal is now before the courts in New York.
The casket bearing the remains of Holder arrived in Guyana late Thursday evening at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) along with a slew of relatives, friends and members of the NYPD.
In fine style, Holder was given a 21-gun salute send off at the Le Repentir Cemetery, where his casket now lays in a white tomb.