Deceased ex cop hailed

Members of the legal fraternity Wednesday paid tribute to former police officer, public prosecutor and public counsel Eli Edwards who passed away last Thursday after battling cancer.

Madam Justice Michelle Weekes paid homage to the man many described as a friend and dedicated worker in the No.2 Supreme Court.

Justice Weekes told the sitting she had met Edwards in 1983 at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus while studying law. She said during his time there he “became a protector” of sorts to the younger students and was a “gentleman who readily shared his experiences
with us”.

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Donna Babb-Agard and Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale remembered Edwards as being famous for his  “blue book” and note-taking.

“I always characterized Edwards as always having a quick wit and was very sharp . . . and he was now completing his service elsewhere,” Babb-Agard said.

Seale, who would have worked with Edwards while both were members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), described Edwards as a man who was always “fair”.

Edwards served in the Courts Prosecutors Office of the RBPF before leaving that institution. He also worked in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as public counsel. Edwards also represented the Barbados Association of Retired Persons and the Barbados Small Business Association during the Barbados Light & Power rate hearings.

6 Responses to Deceased ex cop hailed

  1. Valarie Rock
    Valarie Rock April 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    SIP Eli

  2. Kayvonne Clarke
    Kayvonne Clarke April 20, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Condolences to mr Edwards love ones and family very nice gentleman

  3. Jennifer Holder
    Jennifer Holder April 20, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Condolences to his family may he RIP .

  4. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott April 20, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Rest in peace and rise in glory Mr Edwards

  5. North Point April 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    you did your job on earth, it is finished. RIP

  6. Maria Bentham April 20, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Rip mr Edwards to your sister and all the family my condolences


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