By all of us at Bristol Copwatch
On the 4th of August 2022, our dear friend and fellow cop watcher Ahmed Fofanah tragically and suddenly left us. All of us within the Bristol Copwatch core organising team are devastated by his death and will never forget his importance as someone we supported during his fight for justice and as a strong black man and loving father and husband.
We were deeply saddened to learn of his passing as he meant so much to all of us. His resilience and sheer bravery and determination in the face of adversity were truly beautiful things and seeing him rise time and again was an inspiration to us all.
His kindness and depth as a human struck a chord with all of us and his presence and strong voice lit up a room when he told the story of his journey. It was and still is an honour to have supported Ahmed and his family and just like before we are here when they need us the most.
We will never forget the gentle giant that graced us with his presence for over a year of his life and everything we do as a monitoring group will honour his memory. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. Below are some words from Ken Hinds, The Man In Me and Parents Together platforms.
“We at “The Man In Me and Parents Together” platforms are sadden and devastated at the sudden loss of our beloved brother Ahmed.
He has been and continues to be an inspiration to us all. We were privileged to listen to his life’s challenging journey. Which he shared with us openly, with integrity and courage. We shared some highs and lows it was deeply emotional and real.
Our deepest and sincere condolences goes out to his wife Martina, his children, grandchildren family and friends all over the world.
Travel well Afrikan Warrior and Brother King as you transcend to be with the ancestors.
Ase Ase Ase”
To our dear friend Ahmed, rest in power. From all of us.