Superintendent Leonaldo Courtar in front of the St. Eustatius police station.
- EUSTATIUS–Superintendent (“hoofdagent”) Leonaldo Courtar celebrated 21 years of working with the Police Force on Sunday, March 15.
Courtar started his career in St. Eustatius as an officer of the Police Force of the Netherlands Antilles KPNA and was transferred to the Police Force Caribbean Netherlands KPCN after October 10, 2010.
He temporarily took over as Acting Police Chief in October 2019 when Chief Inspector of Basic Police Care St. Eustatius, Robelto Hodge was off-island. Courtar has worked with the police in Saba and Bonaire and on other islands of the Dutch Caribbean.
“Today [Friday – Ed.] marks 21 years since I joined the ranks of a prestigious organisation. During this time I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. I would like to, first of all, thank the almighty God for covering me with His protective armour during those 21 years,” Courtar said.
He extended his appreciation and gratitude to his “brothers and sisters in blue” for having his back during those times.
“To my family and friends, I thank you for your prayers that God would keep me safe. Together with my class 99-1, raise a glass in celebration,” Courtar said.
He encouraged his colleagues to keep wearing their uniforms with the same pride and dignity as the first day they put their uniforms on.
“With heads held high we will be able to move forward serving and protecting the people that we swore to serve and protect. Class 99-1 for life,” Courtar said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/leonaldo-courtar-celebrates-21-years-on-police-force-of-statia