The haunting sound of bagpipes playing a lament drifted through the streets of Hunghom yesterday as the police force said farewell to Constable Tsang Kwok-hang. The lament launched the full police funeral for the beat patrol constable, gunned down in the Tsim Sha Tsui shoot-out last month. As the notes died away, the coffin, draped in the Hong Kong flag, was loaded onto a police hearse and taken to Gallant Garden, the cemetery for civil servants who die in the line of duty. Earlier, Tsang's family held a traditional Taoist religious ritual. Hundreds of police officers, senior government officials and members of the public lined the pavement outside the Universal Funeral Home to pay their last respects. Among them were Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, police chief Dick Lee Ming-kwai, heads of the disciplined services, government officials and legislators. Tsang's beat partner, Constable Sin Ka-keung, still recovering from gunshot wounds inflicted in the shoot-out, arrived at the funeral home in a wheelchair. The hearse, escorted by traffic police, arrived at Gallant Garden in Wo Hop Shek at about noon. Uniformed police, grouped in threes, marched to the graveyard and circled Tsang's resting place. Officers observed a two-minute silence in memory of Tsang and gave him a final salute as a piper played The Last Post. The bauhinia flag was folded and placed in a box which was presented to Tsang's family.