It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our fellow colleague, Mr. Rachid Boukhari, 52, who died peacefully in his sleep last Saturday.
Rachid had eleven years of military service in the French Foreign Legion unit 2 REP with experience in combat operations and training in remote environments. He was straight, hardworking, and honest, and his service naturally led him down a career path in private security where he ultimately came to work with us at Centry in 2014.
Rachid worked as a Project Security Manager and Security Expert in some of our most challenging projects in remote locations in Yemen and Algeria. He was always proactive and willing to rise to a challenge.
We remember with admiration one occasion where, late in the evening, Rachid was comfortable at home in France, when he received a call from one of our colleagues asking him to be in Algeria in the morning to provide protection to one of our clients. Rachid went above and beyond to make extremely short-notice travel arrangements, and at the crack of dawn the following morning, he was there in Algeria ready to help. This story is just one example of the exemplary commitment Rachid had to helping others, particularly his colleagues in Centry.
We will remember Rachid as a true comrade, whose professionalism, loyalty, and expertise will be sorely missed. Rachid’s wife and two children who he left behind will have our continued support as we all grieve this loss. Rachid’s funeral is taking place today, June 1st, in Maubeuge, France.