Sunday, January 21, 2018

‘PC made people smile’ *

PAYING RESPECTS: Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon, left, Glenda ­Jennings-Smith, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of ­National Security, and acting Police ­Commissioner Stephen Williams pay their respects to PC Richard Babwah at yesterday’s funeral service at Faith Assembly International Hall, Arouca. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

POLICE Constable Richard Babwah adored his two daughters.
He called daughters Raianne and Renisha his two “Tinker Bells” and would check in on them and their homework even while he was on patrol. This was how his cousin, Xavio Julien, remembered him as he delivered the eulogy during Babwah’s funeral yesterday at the Faith Assembly International Hall in Five Rivers, Arouca. On Monday, Bab­wah, 40, of Lopinot Road, Arouca, had just gone off duty and was at the Long Yuan Chinese restaurant in Arouca, when around 5.20 p.m. two men—one armed with a gun—entered and announced a robbery.  Babwah pulled his service pistol and there was an exchange of gunfire.

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