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Members of parliament paid tribute to the late Sergeant Denzil Pemberton of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), during the Sitting of National Assembly yesterday, Tuesday, September 03, 2019.

Pemberton passed away on Tuesday, September 03. He served in The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force for 26 years.

Speaker of the House, the Honourable Michael Perkins, advised the Honourable House of Sergeant Pemberton’s passing and conveyed sympathy on behalf of the National Assembly, seeing that the officer was regularly assigned to work at Parliamentary Sittings.

He said:

If my memory serves me correct, I believe Sergeant Pemberton would have served in this National Assembly at our last sitting [July 30-31]. I recall speaking with him during the course of our last sitting. I can also recall that he would have served in this National Assembly since the last session began in May 2015. So, he has been with us for the past four years plus. I would like from my position as Speaker and on behalf of the Members here to extend condolences to his family and friends.

Speaker Perkins stated that death can be difficult to comprehend:

The passing of someone who we know that intimately is always far more touching than if the person was not as close to us as Sergeant Pemberton was. He was a very pleasant, respectful, quiet and friendly person.

A minute silence was observed in memory of Denzil Pemberton.

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