8th December, early afternoon
Alastor Gumboil died on the weekend.
Many of you are already aware of this, either through the investigation or from the very touching obituary in this morning's Prophet. However, I wished to make this announcement. Alastor not only served on my the magical law-enforcement squad for a number of years, he died giving his life for the capture of Mrs Pryce and her associates. He died as he lived: protecting the people of this country.
He died a hero, and this Wednesday he will be celebrated as one, with a full Ministry funeral.
[ooc: Yes, there's an official press release as well. During the yelling required to achieve this, Mill insisted on solid security at the funeral. She's declared if she sees anti-werewolf protesters, she'll hex them herself, and since that'll be a public relations nightmare, the security detail should make sure she doesn't see any. ;)]