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Thompson’s last march

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Thompson’s last march

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THE PROPHETIC WORDS of Assistant Commissioner of Police Mark Thompson came to past yesterday.

So dedicated was the career policeman to his chosen profession, said his friend and course mate Inspector David Wiltshire, that when he was asked why he chose to remain in the Royal Barbados Police Force despite becoming an attorney, Thompson declared to the questioner: “I have no intention of leaving the force. My course mates will lift me out of this place.”

And so it was that the flag-draped casket of the man whose name had become synonymous with crime solving, was borne on the shoulders of the men from Course 74 into the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for the “final roll” before its interment at the St James cemetery.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.