Government, Security Forces in Dominica for Pacquette’s funeral

Acording to Police information, a contingent from the St Kitts and Nevis security forces have left the country to attend the funeral. The contingent comprises the Bearing Party, the Firing Party, the Colour Party, the Mourning Party and the Defence Force Band and Drum Corps.  Commissioner of Police Ian M. Queeley is leading the contingent.

Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy and Permanent Secretary Osmond Petty are also scheduled to attend the home going service of Officer Pacquette.

On 23rd June, Constable Pacquette was shot when he and another police officer were attempting to arrest a suspected burglar in the Greenlands area.  When the word first got out of him being shot, it was being suggested that he was shot by the person whom they were attempting to arrest. However, it was later found to be an accidental shooting by the other police officer.

Police Constable Pacquette passed away on Monday, 18th July, while in Trinidad undergoing treatment for injuries at the West Shore Medical Facility.

He served 8 years with the police force.



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