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Sunday, July 14, 2024


Funeral services for Police Officer Errol Cyrus are set for Monday morning on St. Thomas.
Cyrus, a 20-year veteran of the police force, died June 26 at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 50.
A native of Aruba, Cyrus joined the Police Department as a "home guard," a position that later became known as a "grounds patrolman." He attained the rank of police officer in 1987. His last assignment was at the Motor Vehicles Bureau on St. John, where he had also served in the 1980s as an inspector. His career included assignments at the Zone A Command in downtown St. Thomas, the Zone C Command in Four Winds and the Zone D Command on St. John, as well as with the Motor Vehicles Bureau on St. Thomas and in the department's Street Crime Unit, an anti-crime initiative begun in the early 1990s.
He received numerous awards for dedication to duty and outstanding service. In 1982, he was recognized for his work at the Inspection Lane on St. Thomas and the Police Department honored him for 20 years of service in 1997. He was vice president of his Police Academy 87-1 graduating class, which also included among its members Police Benevolent Association president Elroy Raymo, VIPD spokeswoman Sgt. Annette Raimer and slain police officer Steven Hodge.
Viewing of the body is set for Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Richard N. Callwood "Zone A" Command. At 10 a.m. Monday, funeral services will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Sugar Estate. Interment will be in Aruba.

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