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Walk to take place in honour of prison officer

Live in Peace Gombey Celebration (Photograph supplied)

An outreach group will host a memorial walk in honour of a prison officer who died while attempting to break up a fight.

The Live in Peace Gombey Celebration, hosted by YouthVision, will start at Hamilton Parish Workman’s Club and go to Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club

Desmond Crockwell, the founder of YouthVision, said the walk would honour Daemon Bell, a BBCC member who died from a head injury on February 2.

It will also highlight the 65th anniversary of Place’s Gombeys, the oldest Gombey troupe in Bermuda.

Mr Crockwell said: “The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy themselves while remembering the life of fellow Bermudian, Daemon.

“We are spreading peace and love throughout the community, so bring your positive energy and let’s have some fun.

“We encourage participants to symbolise unity by bringing or displaying a ‘love’ or ‘peace’ sign.”

The walk will take place on Saturday at 7pm and will be confined to the eastbound lane of North Shore Road. Volunteers will be present to direct traffic and walkers.

Mr Bell, 49, was rushed to the hospital after he was injured as he tried to mediate a fight at Shelly Bay.

He served as prison officer for 18 years and left behind a wife and 13-year-old daughter.

Ajamu Hollis, 46, has been charged with the murder of Mr Bell, but has not yet entered a plea.

Those with questions can contact Mr Crockwell at 337-7786 or through e-mail at youthvisionsports@yahoo.com