Policeman Boasman laid to rest today

POSTED: 03/13/16 7:36 PM

St. Maarten News – Policeman Anselmo Boasman who passed away on February 29 was laid to rest today. The young police officer, who succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a traffic accident will be buried with full honors.

At 11 a.m. the body of Selmo, as he was affectionately called, was escorted from the Royal Funeral Home to police headquarters in Philipsburg where, in the presence of Chief Commissioner Carl John, a picture of the deceased was placed in the photo gallery. Along the route there was an honor guard.

From the police station, the procession continued to the main fire station in Cay Hill for a short ceremony by colleagues from that department.

At 12.30 p.m. the body went to the Roman Catholic Church on Front Street for public viewing. Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo and Chief Commissioner John delivered brief speeches between 1.45 and 2 p.m. after which the church service began.

After the church ceremony the body returned to the crematorium at the Royal Funeral Home. The honor guard assembled on the Sucker Garden Road and a march by a different uniform department took place. During this ceremony three salvo shots were fired before Boasman was laid to rest.

In connection with this funeral, the E.C. Richardson Road was closed from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. From 2.45 p.m. the Sucker Garden Road was closed between the Freedom Fighters roundabout and Guana Bay Road. From 9 a.m. Front Street was closed from Sea Palace until the Voges Street.

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