GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Scores of New York City police officers were among hundreds of mourners who stood in the rain as their slain comrade was buried in his native Guyana.
Randolph Holder Jr. was described as a humble man and a "true hero" of the NYPD and his native South American nation before he was laid to rest with a 21-gun salute Saturday morning.
Uniformed NYPD officers were joined at the service by Guyanese police, as well as Guyana President David Granger.
Holder was a five-year NYPD veteran who was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 20 while responding to a report of shots fired and a bicycle stolen at gunpoint in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood. A suspect has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting him in the head.