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Moore laid to rest

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Moore laid to rest

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RETIRED CRIME-FIGHTER Emmerson Moore was laid to rest today after succumbing to pancreatic cancer two years into his retirement.
The 62-year-old former Assistant Commissioner was hailed as a man of discipline and devoted to family, in a eulogy by Senior Superintendent Lila Strickland-Boyce at the St Paul’s Anglican Church.
Moore was given a military send off in a two-and-half-hour celebration of his life which ended at the Westbury Cemetery where he was interred. It was attended by the top brass of the force, members of Parliament and other dignitaries.
An apology was tendered for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart who was attending another engagement.
Moore known as “Emmey” was one of several well-known figures of the Royal Barbados Police Force to die in the last several months.
He joined the force in 1971 and progressed through the ranks from corporal to commandant of the Regional Police Training Centre at one point, to heading the Criminal Investigation Division. His last promotion to the second spot in the force was in 2006.
The Reverend Canon Wayne E. Isaacs delivered the sermon which was based on the book of Job. He reminded Moore’s family and loved ones that in their grief, they should seek God.
“We are never alone, God is always with us. We can trust God to come to our assistance,” the priest said. (AC)