The Belize Police Department took care of funeral arrangements for Police Constable Steven Anthony Ferguson, who was buried today. He is the officer who is believed to have killed his common-law-wife Josephine Hamilton and turned the gun on himself. That incident happened on the night of November 21st. Reports are that Hamilton suffered abuse at the hands of Ferguson for several years. It culminated with both their deaths which is believed to have happened while their children were at home with them. There were reports that the department was preparing a state funeral for Ferguson. When asked in today’s press brief, ACP Joseph Myvett clarified.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch: “As we do with all police funerals the police are buried by the police department and not a state funeral as is being asked. It’s an official funeral as we do for all police officers but not a state funeral.”
Reporter: Despite an ongoing investigation ?
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch: “That is what we do in all police funerals.”