Sergeant Gregory Grimes was laid to rest today, with police officers providing a formal escort as they paid their final respects to the highly respected police officer.
Sergeant Grimes joined the BPS as a police cadet in August 1978. He was promoted to sergeant in April 1991 and he served in a variety of posts including uniform, CID, and Special Branch. More recently, he held the post of lead custody sergeant.
His professional commitment and high performance earned him the award of Officer of the Year twice in the last five years, and Sergeant Grimes was also awarded the Overseas Territories [Police] Medal for meritorious service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.
Outside of policing, he served as a board member and former chair of the BFA as well as a FIFA referee, and was actively involved in all aspects of football in Bermuda for over 20 years, including youth football, coaching and refereeing.
Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva previously said, “Greg was highly respected and admired, and he touched the hearts of so many of our officers and support staff.
“He was regarded as an exemplary and compassionate supervisor who cared deeply about his colleagues, and he had a passion about policing and his community.