Scores of people gathered at the Lyken Funeral Parlour on Norton Street, Newburg, Georgetown earlier today to mourn the loss and pay their final respects to Prison Officer, Odinga Wickham who succumbed after being shot by a prisoner while on duty during the July 9, Camp Street prison riot and fire.
Among those gathered to pay respect to the deceased was Director of Prison, Gladwin Samuels.
Relatives of the dead prison officer were in tears as they each went into the funeral parlour to view their loved one for the last time.
Wickham was described by his friends and family as a cheerful and positive individual.
Thus far, police are still hunting the criminals responsible for his death.
Four prisoners identified as Mark Durant Williams, Uree Varswyck, Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, and Cobena Stephens, out of the initial six, that escaped lawful custody on the day that Wickham met his demise and are still at large.
Meanwhile, the Guyana Police Force in a released statement has re-issued wanted bulletins for the remaining 10 escapees who are on the run from both the Camp Street and Lusignan prisons.