NYPD will escort slain cop’s body to Guyana


Holder 3[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.

Randolph Holder
Randolph Holder

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.



  1. May Officer Holder’s soul find eternal rest. My condolences to his extended family and officers who put their lives on the line to protect us all.
    Officer Holder you are a shining example of an immigrant young man doing yourself and family proud. It is just unfortunate that your live was taken by an unproductive member of society. I hope he is sentenced to life eternal in jail.

  2. RIP Detective Randolph Holder. May God bless you and your family. May God watch over your family during transport and coming home. Thank you for your service, sir.

  3. For some strange reason, this cop’s death has touched many hearts in NY in a way not reminiscent of any other fallen cop the last five years. I also cannot recall the NYPD fielding such a large contingent of officers to be part of a burial ceremony in a foreign country. I did not know the fallen cop, but his death truly reverberates beyond racial and geographic boundaries.


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