Over 500 morners gathered at the Evergreen Christian Centre International church today to pay their last respects to the late Police Constable Siuta Niumataiwalu.
Niumataiwalu was stabbed several times while responding to a theft case and passed away at the Lautoka Hospital on Monday.
In a heartfelt tribute the 24 year old police constable was described as quiet but hardworking and will be remebered as a hero.
Tears flowed freely at the Christian Centre International church this morning as family memebers, memebers of the Fiji Police Force, friends and loved ones bid farewel to this fallen hero.
Siuta Niumataiwalu fondly known as JT was the youngest to his four siblings.
“I would like to thank the almighty God Jehovah Jaireh, Jehovah Nissi for giving us a loving brother for us to take care of for the last 23 years. The last one year he was looked after by the Fiji Police Force. That is why I would also like to thank the Fiji Police Force for the upbringing of our brother to that standard. HE may be laying silently, the upbringing within the Fiji Police force we have witnessed as a family. Thank you to the Lautoka team for looking out for JT. Every time he would call home he would say he is ok until Tuesday morning, JT never called again.” – Kolinio Niumataiwalu.
Kolinio stated Siuta left behind a legacy for his siblings and family members and was always proud to part of the Fiji Police Force.
“From the time he was recruited till his last 12 months of serving with the blues this young man who is laying here is a die blues. Jay you have left us, may you rest in peace. You will always be our brother. Goodbye Jay until we meet again.”
Divisional Police Commander West stated Niumataiwalu paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the Fijian people and placed others first before himself.