Tears and pains characterized the removal of the remains of the former Commissioner of the Liberia National Police for Public Safety, Miekee S. Gray from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor on Friday in Monrovia.
According to our reporter who witnessed the scene, scores of junior and senior police officers including ranking members of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Friday July 27,2018 were seen in emotional agony, sorrow and tears as the late Commissioner Gray was removed from the funeral home.
The painful gathering was as usual colored with the traditional death colors of black and white as songs of consolation were sang to the glory of God to the bereaved families including other friends. This was further intrigued by the marching band of the Liberia National Police.
Not much talking was heard, but rather sober reflection and weeping mainly from the end of the bereaved family as well as few LNP’s officers characterized the removal.
Miekee as (105) was known according to his colleague Prince Mulbah for been a man of principle, hardworking and an expert in public safety.
Mulbah told journalists that the late Miekee Gray was a role model for many young officers. However, “due to his discipline and good working relationship and being an educator, he will not be missed because he taught others well on how to follow his legacy,” Mulbah indicated.
Miekee Gray died on July 10, 2018 at the SD Cooper Hospital after a brief undisclosed illness.
He was known over the period professionally conducting traffic proceedings and handling other traffic and security related matters in an amicable manner.
The right and left hand traffic direction including his admirable dress code and unique smiles will forever remain visible in the eyes of Liberians and the LNP family.
Gray was buried in Mount Barclay on Saturday July 28, 2018 following a night of wake keeping on Friday at the Lutheran Church on 14th Street in Sinkor on July 27,2018.