VKE co-founder Commander Ernest Patrick passes away | THE DAILY HERALD

Commander Ernest Patrick in his uniform of the Voluntary Corps St. Eustatius.

ST. EUSTATIUS–One of the founders of Voluntary Corps St. Eustatius VKE Commander Ernest “Baraw” Patrick passed away last week.

Commander Patrick was born on March 15, 1953 on St. Eustatius to Margie and Charles Patrick.

He worked for 25 years as a member of the St. Eustatius Police Force until he retired.

Patrick then became Chief Security at F.D. Roosevelt Airport for many years and later retired once again.

After retirement, Patrick became one of the founders of the VKE and rose to the rank of Commander. The VKE was dismantled after Statia obtained its current status of public entity of the Netherlands, which came in effect on October 10, 2010. Patrick’s passing has saddened many on the island.

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