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Dec 9, 2011

B.D.F. shooting ruled a suicide

Thomas Reyes Sr.

On Thursday night we told you about the death of forty-nine year old B.D.F. Volunteer Sergeant, Thomas Reyes Senior. On Thursday, San Ignacio police were considering Reyes’ death as a homicide; however, police have now ruled it as a suicide. Reyes, who was working as a supervisor with SOS Security Firm in San Ignacio, was discovered dead in his room on Burns Avenue. He was lying partially with his back on a mattress in a pool of blood; both feet were on the ground. Police observed a gunshot wound to the head and found nearby a nine millimeter pistol, with a magazine containing thirteen live rounds as well as a letter addressed to his wife. Reyes, will buried in Dangriga Town on December seventeenth with honors.

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6 Responses for “B.D.F. shooting ruled a suicide”

  1. islander says:

    May he rest in peace…..Glad to hear that the Police Department kept an open mind on the investigation and not just rushed to a conclusion. Good work Cayo PD

  2. jose says:

    honor him for killing himsefl ah so having younger people believe its ok to take a gun and take your own life ah rest in peace but its stupid to honor someone who took his own life bad example

  3. Storm says:

    I hope the police check to make sure the handwriting in the letter belongs to the victim, and that he had gunshot residue on his hand.

  4. Grigaman 2000 says:

    First and foremost i must express my condolences to the family of the deceased. But let the truth be told that Sgt. Thomas “Tamisho” Reyes has been on a rampage on an emotional distress with his wife since time indefinite. As part of the volunteer element myself, i have witnessed Sgt. Reyes attempting to end his life in several different occasions apparently whenever there is a domestic dispute with his now widowed wife. Therefore, it is of no surprise to me and neither to close relatives and friends that Sgt. Reyes would commit such a hideous act.

  5. Belizean to the Bone says:

    I have always been concerned about ex-BDF soldiers who are forced to retire at relatively young age (22years of service). Most are in their early 40′s and have spent all their lives in the army. They is no other life. For 22 years, they’ve been gainfully employed with a salary and then ALAS, one day, they are thrown out there after giving 22 years to their country. NO preparation for the working world. Most find it very difficult to adapt. They are thrown into deep depression and become alcoholics. Yes, they get a lump sum gratuity and a small monthly pension but for a man who might have been working from he was 18 yrs old, its a whole new world. Belize do not recognize our veterans. In the USA, these people are given preference for certain jobs. As soon as the monies are dried up, families start to fall apart. We need to start recognizing our veterans and acknowledging their contribution. There are many good men and women out there who work extremely hard to protect our borders and our streets.

  6. D.O.D says:

    I’m very sorry that this had to happen this way. I think that he should have reached out, he had plenty of opportunities to call. I pray for his soul, even though I know that he can never redeem his soul. I want everyone that respond to this news to always appreciate what God has giving to you. RIP Thomas Reyes (my dad)

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