“BPS Has Lost A Highly Respected Colleague”

March 18, 2015

The Bermuda Police Service has “lost a highly respected colleague and dear friend,” ‎Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said following the passing of retired Superintendent Victor Richmond.

‎Commissioner DeSilva said, “On behalf of all ranks and members of staff of the Bermuda Police Service I express our sympathies on the passing of retired Superintendent Victor “Vic” Richmond last week.

“Mr. Richmond’s career began in 1966 with the Bermuda Police Force, as it was known then, alongside other police recruits from the UK. He retired in 2001 as the Head of the Criminal Investigation Department [CID] after a full career and 35 years of service.

“He spent most of his career in CID where he quickly established a reputation as an accomplished Detective. His personnel file at Headquarters contains the details of various commendations that are too numerous to list.

“Notably, he was awarded the Colonial Police Medal [CPM] for Meritorious Service in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List in 1998.

“Mr. Richmond was a dedicated police officer and he was highly committed to the Bermuda community where he made his home, having originated from Scotland.

“He was active in the BPS Soccer and Boxing Sections and he was an involved member of the Bermuda Amateur Boxing Association.

“The BPS has lost a highly respected colleague and dear friend. I have asked our staff to join me in extending thoughts and prayers to his wife and family as they cope with this very sad loss.

“Mr. Richmond will be laid to rest at 4pm on Wednesday at Christ Church, Warwick. I regret that I will be overseas on the day, but officers from the BPS will be in attendance and dressed in full ceremonial uniform as a mark of respect and tribute for our distinguished colleague.”

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  1. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    May Allah bless a highly respected friend……..fellow Policeman and excellent neighbor and friend….Vic ..with entry in the Garden of Paradise and prepare a place for his dedicated Family also……..Peace Vic.!!!

  2. Terry says:

    I knew Victor for over 45 years.
    A great policeman, leader and mentor.

    Also a great family man.

    He will rest in peace because he tried so hard to bring it to others.


  3. Family says:

    What an awsome man Vic Richmond was, I served as admin assistant to him over 20 years ago at the Police Incident Room in Prospect; he was so respectful and made me feel at ease with the difficult tasks set before me. He was very approachable and helpful. I am sure he will be missed by all who loved him.

  4. Y-Gurl says:

    RIP Vic, and condolences to Ann and the family