The life of retired Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Maurice Anthony Piggott were remembered, as family, friends, former colleagues and well-wishers attended his funeral ceremony in Maraval this morning.
The ceremony was held at the Church of the Assumption, at 10:00am on Monday and officiated by Father Ashton Pierre.
Delivering the eulogy, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (Ag) Schullera Hinds, described retired DCP Piggott as a courageous, conscientious, dedicated and exemplary officer and crime-fighter. She said he was credited with revamping the organisational structure and processes of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations in 2005 and never
stopped pursuing academic qualifications which brought great benefits to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
ACP (Ag) Hinds said upon his retirement in 2012, he had achieved several noteworthy milestones in his policing career including creating, coordinating and implementing the 555 hotline and being an author of the Police Standing Orders.
She said he was an officer who commanded respect from all those he worked with and he will be greatly missed.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith who was in attendance, presented Sandra Piggott, the widow of the late DCP, with a portrait of her husband on behalf of the TTPS.
Following the funeral ceremony, the body of DCP Piggott was taken to the Crematorium, Long Circular Road, St. James, as part of a funeral procession, which included a gun salute.