Death of Bermudian in US mourned by MPs
The House of Assembly has marked the death of a Bermudian living in the United States who died after he was shot by police in Georgia.
David Burt, the Premier, led tributes to “a Bermudian, a veteran of the US armed forces and, most importantly, a father”.
Mr Burt told the House of Assembly last Friday that Alonzo Landy, 32, who was shot by police at his home outside Fayetteville, Georgia, on November 29, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
He said: “PTSD is a mental illness that should be taken very seriously.”
Mr Burt added he had spoken to Mr Landy’s father, Arnold Landy, a former cameraman for the Bermuda Broadcasting Company well known to MPs from when he covered the House.
He said Mr Landy Senior was “very distraught”, but had taken comfort that “the Bermuda community has rallied around him and his family – an outpouring of love and support, which is carrying him through this difficult time”.
Cole Simons, the Opposition leader, said he had grown up around Mr Landy in Warwick, and that his thoughts were with the family.
Kim Swan, a Progressive Labour Party MP, said: “Arnold Landy was a school friend of mine way back in the day.
“My heartfelt condolences go to them.”