On June 4, 2014 three Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officers were killed in the line of duty in Moncton, New Brunswick. End of Watch June 4, 2014 for Const. David Ross, 32, from Victoriaville, QC; Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, from Boulogne-Billancourt, France; and Const. Douglas James Larche, 40, from Saint John, NB. Two RCMP Officers were wounded as well on this sad day.
On behalf of the Peel Paramedic Benevolent Fund we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the families, coworkers, the RCMP, and the policing community. It is truly a tragedy that three fine officers lost their lives. It goes without saying, in emergency services, when one, in this case three, fall we all feel it. We hope that the two wounded officers make a smooth and quick recovery from their injuries.
A RCMP Regimental Funeral will be held in Moncton, NB on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00pm at Moncton Coliseum, 377 Killam Drive, in Moncton, NB. A parade of RCMP and other law enforcement officer will take place before the funeral. For those who wish to send their messages of condolences, the RCMP has set up an online condolences email. Most police departments and town halls across Canada have a book of condolences that members of the public can sign as well.
On the night of June 9, 2014, please keep a front light on all night in honour of these three fine officers. Heroes in Life, Not in Death.