STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA IN MEMORY OF MONCTON RCMP OFFICERS

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement in memory of the RCMP officers who lost their lives in the line of duty on June 4, 2014:

“Twelve months have passed since the horrific shootings that cost the lives of three RCMP officers, injured two others and deeply affected the city of Moncton, the people of New Brunswick and the entire country.

“Laureen and I join the families and friends of those officers and all Canadians in remembering that day with profound sadness and in honouring the memory of RCMP Constables Doug Larche, Dave Ross and Fabrice Gevaudan.

“This violent incident was a vivid reminder of the dangers that our courageous men and women in uniform face every day as they protect communities across our nation.

“Canadians rightly have deep admiration and respect for the RCMP and for all those who serve and protect. This affection was very much on display during commemorations last year for the Moncton officers we lost in the line of duty.

“The ultimate sacrifices made by Constables Larche, Ross and Gevaudan will not be forgotten. We will honour their memory and we will work to ensure that the RCMP has the resources it needs to counter those who threaten the safety and security of Canadians.”

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