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Full Military Funeral Service for the late Retired Sgt. 259 Wellington Kelly
Posted on November 16, 2017
by RBPF Public Affairs and Communications Office


A Full Military Funeral Service will be held for the late Wellington Edward Kelly; Sergeant 259 (Retired) at 11:00am on Friday, 17 th November, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Church of God, Ida Street. Pastor Sherman Smith will conduct the service assisted by Father Stephen Davies, Police Force Chaplain.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by East Sunrise Mortuary, Baillou Hill Road and Cordeaux Avenue. Interment will follow Woodlawn Gardens, Woodlawn Way.

Wellington Edward Kelly enlisted as a Recruit Constable in the Bahamas Police Force now the Royal Bahamas Police Force on the 4 th June 1963 at the Police Training School, East Street. He was assigned the Number 259.

After graduating from the Training School he was posted at the following Divisions: Special Company, Southern Division, Government House, Mobile Division, Transport Division and Force Garage.

On 1st June 1972, Sergeant Kelly was awarded the Commissioner's Commendation Certificate by Commissioner J. H. Hindmarsh. He was also awarded the Good Conduct and Efficiency Medal. He also received the following promotions: Corporal in 1974 and Sergeant in 1979.

Sergeant Kelly was described as a quiet, energetic and hard working officer. In his quiet way he was able to inspire junior officers to perform to the best of their abilities.

He will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues, may his soul rest in peace.

On Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am, the body of the late Wellington Edward Kelly will in the foyer of the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, Police Headquarters for viewing by Officials, Senior and Junior Officers.


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