Sergeant Herbert William Rumbeau, transitioned on September 1, 2020 at his home in Ridge Manor FL. Herbert is survived by: his wife, Zoila R. Amaro-Rumbeau; sister, Henrietta Pollock, children, Herbert Jr. (Wanda), Tammy, Ahkeim, Shawnette, Novella, Ogbonna, Felicita, Deborah, (Vanzelle), Eddy, (Shevern) and Chris, (Kristie); and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Herbert enlisted in the United States Marines in 1968 and was discharged honorably in 1972. He served with distinction as a Marine in Vietnam. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, his friends and family will attest to. Being adventurous, he moved to St. Thomas U.S.V.I., where he lived and enrolled into the V.I. Police Department. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the North Carolina Central University in May of 1990, while employed with the V.I. Police Department. His contributions were exemplary. Dedicated and passionate about his role as a Police Officer, he assisted in the development of the Police Training Academy. His dedication and sacrifice never wavered. He was a mentor to many. Upon retiring from the V.I. Police Department, Herbert relocated to Tampa, FL with his beloved wife Zee. Rumbeau’s retirement was short lived as he joined the Department of Children and Family Services for a span of five years. Retiring for a second time, Herbert took the time to enjoy family, friends and the great outdoors. Herbert has always been a man of discipline and character. He will always be remembered as a loving and courageous husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in Peace.
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