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Funeral For Slain Police Officer Lesha Lammy Attended By Hundreds

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The funeral procession for Lammy.

KINGSHILL — Two weeks after Lesha Lammy was shot to death on a deserted Frederiksted beach, hundreds of people gathered at Kingshill Cemetary to pay tribute to the veteran police officer on Thursday.

Fellow police officer Kai Javois — who was also shot to death near Ham’s Bluff at the same time as Lammy — will be honored today at 9 a.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Peter’s Rest followed by an internment at 10 a.m at the Kingshill Cemetary.

No one has been arrested for Lammy or Javois’ murders, but the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) did charge fellow officer Francis Williams with “stalking” at Ham’s Bluff beach just four hours and 15 minutes after their dead bodies were discovered.

The VIPD said the number of officers who participated in the church service and funeral ceremony on Thursday shows just how much the six-year veteran Lammy will be missed by the force.

“This is a very difficult time for Officer Javois and Officer Lammy’s Family, Friends and the VIPD Department,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said in a prepared statement.

The service and funeral procession drew hundreds including law enforcement officers in crisp uniforms for the tribute.

Police said the double murder remains under active investigation by the VIPD Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Anyone with information relating to the murders is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (340 ) 712-6092 the Chief’s office at (340) 712-6004, Crimestoppers VI at 1 (800) 222-TIPS or 911.

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The funeral procession for Ofc. Lammy began at police headquarters in Frederiksted.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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