[NY Post] – In a touching tribute, the casket of slain NYPD Officer Randolph Holder will be carried off a plane in his native Guyana on Thursday by six members of the NYPD’s special ceremonial unit, sources told The Post.
Holder, 33 — whose father and grandfather were both cops in Guyana — is set to be laid to rest in his native country after a funeral at a Queens cathedral Wednesday afternoon.
Several dozen more NYPD officers will fly with the police pallbearers to Guyana to attend his burial in Georgetown, sources said. Holder’s body will be accompanied to Guyana by his family on the same plane out of Kennedy Airport on Thursday around noon, sources said.
The East Harlem cop was shot dead after a gun battle involving a drug turf war last week. Thousands of officers from around the country are expected to attend his 3 p.m. funeral at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica on Wednesday.
The funeral follows a day-long wake Tuesday that drew hundreds of police officers and everyone from Mayor de Blasio to top cop Bill Bratton, his predecessor Ray Kelly, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the families of several other fallen hero cops.