The funeral service of Inspector of Police Henry Authur Providence, who died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Sept. 13, takes place on Sunday at the Mount Moriah Seventh Day Adventist Church, Diamond.
He will be accorded a full military funeral.
Viewing of the body and tributes will commence at noon, to be followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Brighton Cemetery.
Providence enlisted in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) on Dec. 27, 1996.
“He loyally served the organisation and the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) for 27 years,” the Police Public Relations and Complaints Department said in a statement on Wednesday.
At the time of his death, he was stationed at the Georgetown Police Station in the Eastern Division.
Throughout his career, Providence worked at the Barrouallie, Questelles, and Georgetown Police Stations, Criminal Investigation Department and the Traffic Branch, where he spent most of his policing career.
“He was a very versatile police officer and displayed professionalism when carrying out his duties. He was promoted to the rank of corporal on Oct. 1, 2008, sergeant on Dec. 1, 2015, station sergeant on June 1, 2017, and inspector on Sept. 29, 2017.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John, and all other ranks of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Inspector Henry Providence. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the statement said.