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Funeral service for fallen Moncton RCMP officers held today

The service for Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Const. Douglas James Larche and Const. Dave Joseph Ross was held in Moncton June 10, 2014.
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June 10, 2014 - 12:07 PM

OKANAGAN - The funeral for three Moncton RCMP officers gunned down June 4 took place June 10, with thousands of officers from across the country in attendance and many more paying their respects at locations Canada-wide.

a memorial open to the public was held today in Kelowna while detachments in Penticton and Vernon offered books of condolences for the public sign. The books will be sent to Moncton.

The caskets for the three fallen officers were carried by members of the RCMP, all wearing their red serge uniforms. Mounties and citizens lined the street as the procession moved toward the Moncton Colliseum where the main service was held. The individual religious beliefs of each officer was represented at the service. Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke. An official RCMP and military service was held followed by a moment of silence.

The Kelowna service at Trinity Baptist Church started at 8:45 a.m. with short speeches followed by live streaming of the service.

RCMP officers, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Const. Douglas James Larche and Const. Dave Joseph Ross, were gunned down last Wednesday. Justin Bourque, 24, of Moncton was arrested June 6 and charged with three counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Two other RCMP officers were shot June 4 but survived.

Kelowna off duty RCMP officers and emergency services personnel gathered Tuesday to remember the fallen Mounties in Moncton.
Kelowna off duty RCMP officers and emergency services personnel gathered Tuesday to remember the fallen Mounties in Moncton.
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Dignitaries, including (front row, from left) Gov. General David Johnston, his wife Sharon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, N.B. Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas, N.B Premier David Alward and wife Rhonda, RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, attend the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Moncton, N.B.
Dignitaries, including (front row, from left) Gov. General David Johnston, his wife Sharon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, N.B. Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas, N.B Premier David Alward and wife Rhonda, RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, attend the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Moncton, N.B.
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The funeral procession for the three RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty, makes its way to the regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
The funeral procession for the three RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty, makes its way to the regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
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RCMP officers march in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
RCMP officers march in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
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RCMP officers march in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
RCMP officers march in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Marc Grandmaison

The caskets for the three RCMP officers who were killed on duty are seen at their regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Const. David Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Const. Douglas James Larche were killed in a shooting spree last Wednesday.
The caskets for the three RCMP officers who were killed on duty are seen at their regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Const. David Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Const. Douglas James Larche were killed in a shooting spree last Wednesday.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Governor General David Johnston (left to right) and wife Sharon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, N.B. Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard wait for the start of the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton last week.
Governor General David Johnston (left to right) and wife Sharon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, N.B. Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard wait for the start of the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton last week.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The family of Const. Douglas James Larche attend the RCMP regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
The family of Const. Douglas James Larche attend the RCMP regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The casket of Const. Douglas James Larche, is carried into the Moncton Coliseum for the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Moncton, N.B.
The casket of Const. Douglas James Larche, is carried into the Moncton Coliseum for the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Moncton, N.B.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Pallbearers carry the casket of RCMP officer Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, from Boulogne-Billancourt, France, into a regimental funeral for three slain officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Pallbearers carry the casket of RCMP officer Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, from Boulogne-Billancourt, France, into a regimental funeral for three slain officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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