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The Passing of a Hero - Police Corporal Victor Lima Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 August 2012 00:00

PC Victor LimaThe Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar; CEO Retired  Colonel George Lovell; Acting Commissioner of Police, David Henderson and the members of the Belize Police Department regret the passing of Corporal #203 Victor Lima, 34, that occurred on Friday, July 27th, 2012, at 2:39am whilst undergoing treatment at the K.H.M.H.  Corporal Lima enlisted in the Belize Police Department on February 2nd, 2002 and passed out from the National Training Academy on June 22nd, 2002 and was posted at Patrol Branch, Eastern (Police) Division. 

Victor Lima was born on October 15th, 1977 in Dolores Peten, Guatemala and was later naturalized in his infant years as a Belizean. Lima attended Mount Carmel Primary School in Benque Viejo Town.  He furthered his education at the Mopan Technical High school in Benque Viejo.  On November 1st, 2011, Victor Lima was promoted to the substantive rank of Corporal of police and remained posted at the Hattieville Police station as a NCO I/C of a Relief until his untimely passing. Corporal Lima was admitted to ward at the KHMH in a critical condition suffering from gunshot wounds to the left and right side of his chest sustained on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 about 10:00 pm while responding to an emergency call of an aggravated burglary at the residence of Shakira Smith in Hattieville Village, Belize District.  Upon arrival at the residence, the assailant fired two shots causing the injuries.  A funeral service honoring the life of Cpl. #203 Victor Lima took place on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 in his hometown Benque Viejo del Carmen.  

Victor Lima is survived by his mother: Ms. Martina Cano; sisters: Daria Aguilar, Cruz Aguilar, Octavia Aguilar and Maria Lima.  Brothers: Edwardo Aguilar and Narciso Lima; brothers-in-law: Joel Lemus, Nathaniel Lopez and Albert Haylock.  He will be sadly missed by his (19) nieces and nephews.