Police honors Marsdin and Elisabeth

POSTED: 10/11/12 3:23 PM

GREAT BAY- Two deceased officers of the St.Maarten police force, Chief Inspector Alfred Churchill Marsdin and Detective Anthony Chicky Elizabeth were honored yesterday morning during a church service held to observe Police Week 2012.

President of the Police Sports Association, Chief Inspector Turhan Pico Simmons presented crystal plaques to the families of his fallen comrades and used the opportunity to speak of their endearing qualities.

“Each was their own extraordinary persons. They were hardworking police officers, loved by the community and were hardworking organizers of previous police week activities,” Simmons said.

The plaques read: “No man is indispensible but some are irreplaceable.”  The event witnessed by more than 250 law enforcement personnel representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Suriname, was described as long overdue and deserving.

Marsdin was one of two passengers, the other being pilot Michael Huttenlocker, on board of a helicopter that crashed during an ill-fated flight in the sea on October 21, 2008 while en route to pick up an emergency medical patient in Saba to be transported back here. On November7, 2008 he was officially declared dead. At the time of his demise, he had served 33 years in the Police Force of the Netherlands Antilles.

His brother, Robert Marsdin from the Curacao police force accepted the plaque on his behalf.

Esseline P. Sendar, a social worker attached to the Curacao police force accepted the posthumous award for Elisabeth on behalf of his family who could not attend the event.  Elisabeth died in a traffic accident on the Airport Road on September 8, 2012.  He succumbed to injuries he sustained after crashing his motorcycle into a bus. He would have celebrated his 44th birthday yesterday.

Chief Inspector Simmons assured those gathered at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church that “From now on, we will remember our heroes when they are alive.”

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