Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara today farewelled their colleague officer the late Sergeant (Sgt) Rolland Ramoni during a funeral service at the All Saints Parish Church after he passed away on 5 July 2020.
The late Sergeant Ramoni, 49 years old, was serving at the Naha Police Station when he passed away.
Presenting the late Sgt Ramoni’s eulogy during the funeral service, RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Magau said, “I am lost for words to describe the sadness that engulfed us at the news of the passing away of one of our own. I would like to inform relatives and friends that we are immensely saddened at the unfortunate passing away of the late Sgt Ramoni. He had served in the RSIPF for more than 19 years.”
“According to our records, the late Sgt Ramoni joined the RSIPF on 13 August 2001 when he was 30 years old. He was born in 1971 at Fouele Village, Fanalei Island, Small Malaita in the Malaita Province. He attended Betikama Adventist High School for his secondary education.
Commissioner Mangau added, “The late Sergeant Ramoni had an aspiration for policing which led to his successful selection as a police recruit in 2001. After completion of his six months recruit training at the RSIPF Police Academy, he was posted at the Central Police Station in Honiara on a two-year probation. He was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police as a permanent officer on 13 August 2003 after a satisfactory conduct and performance at the end of his probation period.”
During his time with the RSIPF, the late Sgt Ramoni attained a wealth of knowledge and skills through the training and courses he attended locally. This included courses in Traffic, Operational Safety Techniques, CID Entry, Leadership Development Program, AAR and Basic Interviewing.
“The passing away of late Sgt Ramoni denied his long and satisfying career. Let me assure the relatives and friends this afternoon that the RSIPF salutes him and will continue to remember the legacy he has left behind and his positive contributions to the RSIPF to provide leadership in the stations he had served.”
Commissioner Mangau said, “We valued so much the contributions of the late Sgt Ramoni to the RSIPF and the people of Solomon Islands. The length of time he served in the RSIPF was highly commendable and honoured by all ranks and files of the RSIPF for he unselfishly gave himself to serving the people of this country by enlisting into the police force to protect life and property and maintain law and order.”
“His sudden passing away is not only a loss to you the wife and children, relatives and community of Fanalei in Small Malaita, but also a great loss to the RSIPF.”
“I salute you for your service. You will be long remembered by your colleagues and friends in the RSIPF throughout Solomon Islands. So long and farewell comrade. May your soul rest in eternal and blessed peace with the Lord,” said Commissioner Mangau.
The body of the late Sgt Ramoni will be transported to his home village of Fouele, Fanalei, Small Malaita where he will be laid to rest.