Former Top Cop Laurie Lewis dead

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Former Top Cop Laurie Lewis dead

Written by Kwesi Isles    Demerara Waves
Monday, 13 August 2012
 Former Commissioner of Police Laurie Lewis has died after a prolonged period of illness.His death was confirmed by acting Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell on Monday. He told Demerara Waves Online News that Lewis died around 1.40PM at his home, Bachelors Adventure, East Coast Demerara.  He was 71..Lewis was a diabetic and had been undergoing dialysis treatment for some time. He was hospitalised in May with complications.He retired from the Guyana Police Force in 2001, endingt 11 years as top cop and 40 years of service to that Disciplined Service.His death followed two serious bouts of illness in recent months that resulted in his admission to the High Dependency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). (Demerara Waves)

Laurie Lewis lived  at Melanie Damishana and served for two decades under both deceased Presidents Desmond Hoyte  (PNC)and Cheddie Jagan (PPP) equally well.

Laurie was also a pig farmer and reared alligators as an encore hobby in his gated compound on the East Coast.  He also served as a special advisor to the current president on security matters and was a respected academic/analyst  on  CARICOM and  international security matters.  He is survived by a wife and two adult children.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.



One response to this post.

  1. Laurie Lewis has gone home to be with the Lord. We just received the news of his passing this evening.May his soul rest in peace.He has left a great legacy and he believed in law and order. he was a great public servant and he loved to help everyone, including the small man in the street.


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