Slain NYPD Guyanese cop arrives in Guyana for burial


[Alva Solomon Photos]
[Alva Solomon Photos]
[] – Pomp and ceremony were dished out in hefty amounts for the arrival of Randolph Holder’s remains at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Thursday night.

Holder, a New York Police Department (NYPD) Police Officer, of Guyanese origins, was killed in the line of duty late last week, after a gun battle involving a drug turf war.

His remains arrived just before 21:00hrs on Thursday October 28, with an entourage of officers from the NYPD as his pallbearers.

Decked in royal blue ceremonial wear, a stark contrast to the all – white of the Guyana Police Force, the NYPD crew removed Holder’s body just before 22:00 hrs. Holder is to be buried on Saturday, October 31.NYPD 2

Holder, 33 — whose father and grandfather were both cops in Guyana — is had an emotional service at a Queens, New York cathedral Wednesday afternoon before arriving in Guyana.

[Alva Solomon Photos]
[Alva Solomon Photos]
President David Granger has already expressed deepest condolences to his family.

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.



  1. Why someone shouldn’t be imprisoned if they committed such a crime on an innocent child is beyond my comprension


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