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Overseas friend of road victim praises Bermuda police

A friend of an American killed in a road accident in St George’s last month has publicly thanked police officers for their kindness in dealing with the tragedy.

Daniel Harrop, a professor of psychiatric medicine at Brown University in Rhode Island, was visiting Bermuda with Michael Lancelotta who was killed on February 5.

Mr Lancelotta, 48, was on a motorcycle which collided with a water truck on Wellington Street; he succumbed to his injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Mr Harrop wrote in a letter to Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva, copied to

The Royal Gazette: “I wanted to commend several of your officers for their kindness and professionalism during the recent tragedy around my travelling companion Michael Lancelotta.”

He singled out Sergeant Kimberley Cowper for praise for her patience and understanding in the days after Mr Lancelotta’s death, and Sergeant Lyndon Raynor who took reports of the accident.

“While nothing can bring Michael back, your staff’s professional demeanour and kind and patient work help us through this horrible time,” wrote Mr Harrop.

“They are all clearly a credit to the Bermuda police.”

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Published March 06, 2012 at 8:48 am (Updated March 06, 2012 at 8:47 am)

Overseas friend of road victim praises Bermuda police

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