Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty To Be Buried This Saturday In Full Police And Military Honours

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Police Constable 602 Giovani Charles, 25, died after being stabbed on the afternoon of Monday May 2nd at the Belmont Primary School Fair.

The suspect in the stabbing, Maverick Joseph, 18 was charged on Friday May 6th and was remanded in custody until August 10th.

Officer Charles had served in law enforcement for the past 2 years, 8 months. He was attached to the Black Squad Division stationed at Enhams.

He was the only child of Susan Charles and Douglas Pompey.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Enville Williams said Charles will receive full police and military honours during the funeral. He noted that a large contingents of police officers and military service members are expected to march from the central police headquarters to the church and in the procession from church to the cemetery. Officers from all compliment of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force along the funeral route will also honor Charles.

The funeral of Police Constable 602 Giovani Charles, is planned for 12:30 p.m. Saturday May 14th at the New Testament Church of God Wilson Hill.

Interment will be at the Kingstown Cemetery.