THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is mourning the passing away of one of its officers, the late Police Constable Zephaniah Rangi on August 19, 2018 after a short illness.
“Late Police Constable Rangi was recruited back in February 2006 and was posted to Central Police Station where he served for two years during his probationary period. It was during that time that he received a certificate of appreciation in recognition of the officer’s hard work and dedication,” says Supervising Police Commissioner Madame Juanita Matanga.
“He was then posted to the Police Maritime Department on 1 December 2008 and served for more than 9 years.
“During his time at the Police Maritime Department he also served in the disaster relief operations after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, and many more operational duties.
“Late Constable Rangi is a dedicated and hardworking officer who has served with dignity throughout his service in the RSIPF.
“He will be missed by the organisation and more especially his work colleagues in the RSIPF Maritime Unit.
“This is a great loss for the organisation, especially the Maritime Unit.
“And losing a Police officer who always dedicated his time in serving his people through his hard work is a sad thing.
“On behalf of the RSIPF Commissioner, ranks and files I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the immediate and extended family of the late Constable Rangi as we mourn the loss of your family member.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of bereavement,” says Ms Matanga.
Late Constable Rangi is survived by his wife, who is also a Police officer and three children.
A sending off service will be held for the body of the late Rangi in Honiara tomorrow (August 22) afternoon before his body will be transported to his home village in the Russell Islands, Central province.