Corporal #118 Vandy Bruce to be laid to rest this Sunday
June 7, 2024

Corporal #118 Vandy Bruce to be laid to rest this Sunday

The Police Corporal who died when his car plunged into a river at Hopwell last month, will be laid to rest this Sunday June 9, 2024. The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF), said in a release that Bruce’s funeral service will take place at the Lauders Deliverance Baptist Church where viewing of the body and tributes will commence at 11:00 a.m, followed by the funeral service at noon.

Corporal 118 Bruce will be buried at the Mc Fun Cemetery. The RSVGPF said Bruce will be accorded a full military funeral. Superintendent of Police, Joel James will command the parade with Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nigel Butcher as Adjutant.

Corporal Bruce died on Sunday May 26,2024 while driving along the Hopewell Public Road on his way home when his vehicle went over a bridge and landed in the river below. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination of the deceased revealed that he died as a result of multiple trauma due to motor vehicle accident and Cardiac Tamponade.

The police said in the release that the late Corporal Bruce loyally served the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a member of the constabulary for over 32 years. He was enlisted on February 12, 1992.

“He was a fearless and dedicated police officer. His dedication to duty was unquestionable. He was a well-rounded and experienced officer who worked at several police stations and units across the police force, including Beat and Patrol, Narcotics Unit, and Special Services Unit.

Rapid Response Unit, Mesopotamia, Calliaqua, Vermont, Layou, Barrouallie, Spring Village and the Chateaubelair Police Stations. His last deployment was at the Port Police Security Unit.”

The acting Commissioner of Police, Enville Williams, and all other ranks of the RSVGPF have extended condolences to the widow, children, family, friends, and colleagues of the late Corporal during this difficult time of grief.

Corporal 118 Bruce was a father of three children.