Cop collapses, dies at home


Police are investigating the sudden death of one of their colleagues, Lance Corporal Albert Perreira, 44, who collapsed and died at his Reid Street, Sheet Anchor, Berbice house on Tuesday morning.

A police report noted that the man’s wife found him on the floor of the hallway at around 05:30hrs and he had difficulty breathing.

As a result, she went for a glass of water to give him but when she returned, she observed that he was motionless. The woman immediately contacted the New Amsterdam Hospital for an ambulance but was unsuccessful; she then contacted the police, who visited and observed the man lying in the hall motionless. The body was checked for marks of violence but none was seen.

Perreira was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor of the New Amsterdam Hospital. The body is presently at the Persaud Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.

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