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Funeral held for HK police inspector who died on duty

The casket of Lam Yuen-yee is being draped with the Regional Flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region during her funeral at Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom, Hong Kong, Nov 2, 2021. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong's chief executive, senior government officials and well-wishers on Tuesday paid their respects to late police chief inspector Lam Yuen-yee, who died at sea during an anti-smuggling operation in September.

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A funeral with full honors was held at Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom on Tuesday. Chief Executive Carrie Lam, together with Chief Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu, Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung and other senior government officials, attended the funeral.

After the ceremony, the cortege proceeded to the Small Boat Division of Marine Police at Stonecutters Island before the burial service was held at Gallant Garden in Wo Hop Shek.

A hearse carrying late police officer Lam Yuen-yee leaves the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom, Hong Kong, Nov 2, 2021. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

Her casket was draped in the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Lam Yuen-yee fell into the sea when she and her colleagues were going after smugglers in the waters off Sha Chau on Sept 25. Her remains were recovered in Yi O, Lantau Island two days later. Three other police officers were injured in the incident.

The police cortege escorts the hearse to Gallant Garden, Hong Kong, Nov 2, 2021. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

Police officers pay their last respects to Lam Yuen-yee at Gallant Garden, Hong Kong, Nov 2, 2021. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)