Police officers from Manitoba are in Moncton, New Brunswick today to mourn the loss of three RCMP colleagues.
Cst. Dave Ross, Cst. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, and Cst. Douglas James Larche were gunned down while in the line of duty last week.
A funeral to honour the three officers is being held today beginning at 9:45 a.m CT.
Seven RCMP officers from Manitoba “D” Division are making up the official delegation, and will be led by Assistant Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, commanding officer of “D” Division, and Staff Sergeant Major Wayne Foster.
Five of the officers each has a connection to either the fallen officers or to New Brunswick. They serve in Winnipeg, Steinbach and Portage la Prairie.
Dave Thorne, deputy chief of the Winnipeg police, is also in Moncton on behalf of the service.
A book of condolence will be set up in the foyer at “D” Division headquarters on Portage Avenue for members of the public to sign. Condolences can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Bourque, 24, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.