Funeral plans announced for Bristol police officer

Officer Richard Jean-Georges (photo courtesy of the Bristol Police Department)

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) — Funeral plans are now in place for a Bristol police officers who died in Costa Rica earlier this month.

A wake for Patrolman Richard Jean-Georges will be held Thursday, June 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thomas and Walter Quinn Funeral Home.

The Bristol police officer was found dead off a small beach town in Costa Rica, after being swept away by a rip tide in Jaco waters, according to The Tico Times.

Jean-Georges, a three-year veteran of the department, was vacationing with his family in the Central American country when he went missing.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with expenses.

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