Statement from Assistant Commissioner Ches Parsons, Commanding Officer RCMP NL

November 6, 2019
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


It is with great sadness that I share with you the sudden off-duty death of a RCMP NL civilian member. At this time, this death is not considered to be suspicious in nature.

A sudden death of one of our own is difficult and emotional. Our focus today and in the days ahead is to ensure our colleague's family and co-workers are supported and provided with the resources to help them during this difficult time. I ask that you respect their privacy and keep them in your thoughts as they grieve.

Out of respect for those who are grieving, and as per provisions of the Privacy Act, the RCMP will not be releasing the member's name.


Contact information

Glenda Power
Director of Strategic Communications
709-772-7334, 709-691-1615

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