June 10, 2014 - 2:44 PM
KAMLOOPS - Hundreds of people, many dressed in red, attended a memorial in Kamloops for three fallen RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton June 4.
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.
Kamloops RCMP were joined by Kamloops Fire Rescue, Kamloops Search and Rescue, corrections workers, local politicians and members of the public for the nearly 30 minute ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Supt. Brad Mueller spoke of the close ties Kamloops now has with Moncton, having also had three officers killed by a gunman 52 years ago.
The solemn event was well attended and many people stayed to speak with officers afterwards, exchanging thanks and hugs, and to sign a book of condolences that will be sent to Moncton.
Thousands of officers from across the country attended the Moncton memorial Tuesday to show their respect.
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