Family and friends bade a solemn farewell yesterday to the former head of the police force's anti-triad operations, Stephen Fung Kin-man, at a private Christian funeral service at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom. The funeral hall was packed with the former chief superintendent's colleagues, including Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai and his deputy Tang King-shing. Fung, 49, leapt to his death from a block on the Cho Yiu Estate in Kwai Chung last month. He had tried to commit suicide by burning charcoal in March, but was rescued. Fung, who lived on the estate when he was young, was living in nearby Wonderland Villa at the time of his death. Fung became a police cadet after leaving school at the age of 16. He was made head of the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau in 2003, and was in charge of the arrest of notorious gangster Kwai Ping-hung that year. In September last year he was appointed head of the force's support branch. The Independent Commission Against Corruption approached Fung in connection with one of its investigations last year. At the funeral, concert impresario Cheung Yiu-wing described Fung as a man 'who liked to help people'. Fung was buried at a spot overlooking the sea in the Chinese Permanent Cemetery in Chai Wan.