President Granger expresses condolences to family of slain Guyanese NY Cop


Holder[] – President David Granger has expressed deepest condolences to the family of the late Randolph Holder, 33, a Guyanese immigrant and a police officer for five years in the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

During a telephone conversation, the President spoke to Holder’s grandmother, Elizabeth Lovell, who raised the young man and his brother since their mother passed away when they were only 16 and 7 years old respectively.

The President opined that the young man was in the prime of his life. Lovell, who has known the President since he was a little boy attending the Auckline Primary School, expressed appreciation for the call.

She said that Holder was always a disciplined and ‘mannerly’ child. Lovell added 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 family is granting this request and Holder’s body will be flown into Guyana next Thursday, escorted by members of the NYPD. [Extracted and modified from Ministry of the Presidency]



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