Henry Greene remembered in three-hour funeral service
Former Police Commissioner Wilfred Henry Greene, DSS, DSM, was Sunday honoured by colleagues, relatives, friends and the government for his service to the nation as he was laid to rest following his death on September 7.
In an over three hours long tribute and funeral service at the National Cultural Centre, Greene was remembered for the various roles he played in the Guyana Police Force, sports and youth organizations as well as a family man. His colleagues hailed him as big hearted and a stickler for protocol while President Donald Ramotar praised him and said that it was under Greene’s tenure that the crime spree which began in 2002 was brought to an end.
“To us he was a family man… he was a gentle, thoughtful and caring father,” said Shellon John, the former Commissioner’s adopted daughter in an emotional tribute.
Greene died in a horrific accident on September 7 at Waller’s Delight, West Coast Demerara, which also claimed the life of ten-year-old Shaffiya Jamaluddin. Police said that the former top cop died as a result of a fractured spine while a senior officer said that this was in combination with severe internal haemorrhaging. Greene was driving his SUV along the roadway at Harlem, West Coast Demerara, when he reportedly veered into the lane of a car, which was travelling in the opposite direction, resulting in a head-on collision.