Memorial Service for US Man Shot in Haiti to be Held at Bayfront Park

David Bompart died at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Thursday.

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    Dave Bompart

    A memorial service will be held Sunday for the Ohio man who was shot while volunteering in Haiti and died earlier this week at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

    The service for 50-year-old David Bompart of Columbus, Ohio, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Tina Hills Pavillion in Bayfront Park.

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    His wife posted on their blog that additional memorials will also be held in Haiti, Ohio and his native Trinidad and Tabago.

    Bompart was transporting money from a Haitian orphanage to a bank when he was ambushed in January. One bullet hit him in his abdomen.

    Although Bompart was first stabilized in surgery in the same hospital that he helped build in Haiti years ago eventually he was flown to Ryder Trauma Center at JMH in Miami.

    "His family and friends are trusting that God's hand was in this, and that the Kingdom of God will go forward with greater strength and purpose than ever before," his family said in a previous statement.

    Bompart was committed to rebuilding Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Eyes Wide Open International, founded by Bompart and his wife Nicolle, will continue working on the Haitian orphanage.