Slain police sergeant laid to rest in Essequibo Stabroek News
March 6, 2003

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Hundreds of villagers from Dartmouth and other Region Two villages on Monday flocked to the home of the parents of slain police sergeant Walton Kenrick Brumell to pay their last respects.

Sergeant Brumell of the Tactical Services Unit was shot dead in Buxton on February 22 while on his way to Georgetown in a minibus when two gunmen joined the vehicle purporting to be passengers but turned out to be robbers.

A thanksgiving service for the life of the officer was held at the Dartmouth Seventh Day Baptist church from 3 pm.

The service commenced with a rendition by the police mixed choir followed by a solo, the eulogy, scripture reading, hymns, tributes and a sermon.

Ranks from the Guyana Police Force then led a procession from the church to the Eliza cemetery where they gave a twenty-one gun salute before the body was laid to rest.

The late sergeant Brumell was born in Dartmouth on July 28, 1954. He is survived by his wife Yvette and two children.

His classmates and other acquaintances said Walton, as he was fondly called, was known to be a quiet, easy-going person who was always willing to help others.

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