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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

RVIPF gives Honour Guard send off for late sergeant Algon G. Smikle

RVIPF gives Honour Guard send off for late sergeant Algon G. Smikle

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has given deceased officer, Sergeant Algon G. Smikle an Honoured Guard send-off yesterday, August 20, 2021, at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

Sergeant Smikle died from COVID-19 related complications at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital on July 17, 2021, and police said his funeral and interment will be held in his birthplace of Jamaica.

As part of the Honour Guard send-off, Commissioner of Police, Mr Mark Collins and the Honour Guards of the RVIPF lined the security entrance to the Airport’s runway where his transhipment casket had to be carried by forklift as prescribed by the airport's security protocol.

Officers of the Armed Response Unit where he last served and all branches of RVIPF were also represented at the event.

The late Sergeant Smikle served in the Force for the past 18 years. Prior to joining the RVIPF, he served an additional ten years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Seargent Smikle is survived by his wife Davene Harris-Smikle along with his two children.

RVIPF officers honour the late Sergeant Smikle, who served in the Force for the past 18 years. Prior to joining the RVIPF, he served an additional ten years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Officers of the Armed Response Unit where he last served and all branches of RVIPF were also represented at the event.

Sergeant Algon G. Smikle, wife Davene Harris-Smikle along with two children in happier times.

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