The late Chief Superintendent, Jim Namora, was farewelled by his colleagues, family and friends in a funeral service in Port Moresby yesterday.
The late Chief Superintendent was serving in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary as the Director for Special Services Division (SSD) when he passed away on 5th May at his home.
At his funeral, Namora was described by his squad mates as a mentor who earned his ranks very quickly.
The funeral held at the Reverend Sioni Kami Memorial Church was attended by members of the Special Services Division, police officers from other units, friends and families of the late Namora.
Namora’s Casket was escorted into the church building by SSD members who had served under his leadership for the last six months.
The Late Namora was born in 1960 and completed his primary education in Madang where he attended Karevet National High School in 1978.
Namora joined the police force in 1979 and was first posted to the Boroko Police Station.
He served in various divisions in the police force before becoming a police cadet in 1996.
Namora was serving as the PPC for West New Britain Province and led the security operations for the 2017 PNG Games before he was posted to head the SSD Directorate recently.
In March, Namora was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent, the highest rank for officers leading police operations.
Namora’s casket will be laid to rest in his village in Madang.
He is survived by his wife, Petronella, two sons and two grandchildren.