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Statement by Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown Commanding Officer J Divsion, Moncton, N.B.

2014/6/6




Good morning,

Yesterday I stood before you and had to confirm what no police officer ever wants to say.

That on Wednesday night we lost three incredible RCMP members… and I can't begin to explain the sadness we feel.

We can now confirm the identities of the fallen members.

Cst. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France and joined the RCMP at Regina, Saskatchewan, after receiving his Canadian citizenship. Upon graduation from the RCMP Training Academy “Depot” on February 11, 2008, Cst. Gevaudan was posted to “J Division”, New Brunswick, namely at the Codiac Detachment where he worked in General Duty Policing.

Cst. Dave Joseph Ross, 32, from Victoriaville, Quebec, joined the RCMP at Ottawa, Ontario. Upon graduation from the RCMP Training Academy “Depot” on July 9, 2007, Cst. Ross was posted to “J Division”, New Brunswick, namely at the Codiac Detachment where he worked in General Duty Policing and, most recently, as a Police Dog Services Handler.

Cst. Douglas James Larche, 40, from Saint John, New Brunswick, joined the RCMP at Moncton, New Brunswick.  Upon graduation from the RCMP Training Academy “Depot” on February 4, 2002, Cst. Larche was posted to “J Division”, New Brunswick, including Doaktown and more recently, Codiac Detachment. He worked in Highway Patrol and General Duty Policing and was an investigator with the Codiac General Investigation Section/Major Crime Unit. In 2008, Cst. Larche received a Commander’s Commendation for saving the life of an unconscious baby in Moncton.

My thoughts and prayers remain with the families and loved ones of these fallen officers who died in the line of duty and our recovering officers.

In the following days, we will be able to provide more details about the funeral arrangements to commemorate our fallen members.

I can reassure our police officers that you they can count on our Force and a family of just over 35,000 brothers and sisters that are grieving alongside them and are here to support you.

Commissioner Paulson will be arriving in Moncton later this morning where he will meet members of the detachment.

As I said yesterday, fortunately most people will never have to experience what our officers have gone through and their resilience is truly remarkable.

Thank you.



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