Sr.-St.-Sgt.-Maj. Erez Levy laid to rest in Yavne

“Everything that can be said about you is not enough to describe you.”

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January 18, 2017 21:51
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Erez Levy

Erez Levy. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

 
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Adv.-St.-Sgt.-Maj. Erez Levy, 34, promoted posthumously to Senior Staff Sergeant Major, was killed on Wednesday when the car of Yacoub Abu al-Kiyan struck him in the village of Umm al-Hiran.

The officer joined police ranks in 2002 and served in a variety of roles before coming an officer in Coordination Directorate of Land Law Enforcement in the Negev – a police task force that overseas housing demolitions of Beduin villages, termed as illegal by the state.

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Levy was recognized as an outstanding officer multiple times during his service. His police unit arrived early Wednesday morning to demolish homes in Umm al-Hiran, a Negev Beduin village, where a Jewish town is slated to be built.

According to a police statement, Levy was known for his professionalism, managerial abilities, and friendliness. Hundreds attended the officer’s funeral ceremony held in Yavne on Wednesday.

Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Roni Alsheich eulogized Levy saying, “On behalf of the Israel Police and a grateful nation, I salute you. May your memory be a blessing.”

“Everything that can be said about you is not enough to describe you,” Levy’s wife Clare said at the funeral. “They told me to speak from the heart. But how can I when my heart’s been taken away?”

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