Tragic death of W/O Fanie de Ridder, SAPS, St Francis

The St Francis Bay SA Police are in mourning this week with the tragic death of one of their own, Warrant Officer Jan Stephanus Hermanus de Ridder on Monday 25th July.

Popularly known as Fanie by his comrades in arms, Fanie headed up the Crime Prevention unit and was well known and liked by all those who worked, or reacted with him within the Francis Bay community. Acting Station Commander Capt Johan du Toit had this to say of Fanie.

“Fanie was a dedicated, hardworking and courageous member of our St Francis team who worked diligently at his task of making St Francis a better place to live. We at SAPS St Francis Bay will miss his commitment and friendship as will, we are sure, the community of St Francis Bay”

Divorced, Fanie is survived by a son 19 and daughter 15.

RIP Fanie, you will be fondly remembered by your colleagues at St Francis Bay SA Police Service and those in the community who knew you.

Fanie’s funeral will be held today at 12 noon at NG Kerk Oos in Humandorp.