MP Nina Grewal offers condolences to family, friends and colleagues of murdered RCMP officers

Nina GrewalNINA Grewal, MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells, on Thursday made the following statement in the House of Commons concerning the murder of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two others in Moncton, New Brunswick:

“Mr. Speaker, Canadians were saddened to learn this morning of the tragic death of three RCMP officers, and the wounding of two others, in a shooting last night in Moncton, New Brunswick. I want to express my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of the victims and we pray that the killer is quickly brought to justice without further violence.

“Mr. Speaker, the deaths of these officers reminds us again of dangers faced everyday by our law enforcement officers. The death of an officer shakes the entire community. It’s a heart-breaking reminder of the sacrifices made by our brave men and women everyday to selflessly protect our lives with their own.

“Our first responders are true heroes and we shouldn’tlet a day go by without praying for their safety and thanking them for their valued service to Canada.”

Outside the House, Grewal said: “Canadians should be proud of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the work its officers and staff do both in Canada and abroad. Its 28,000 employees play an integral role in fighting organized crime, terrorism, and enforcement of law and order. The force has jurisdiction in eight provinces and three territories, offers resources to other Canadian law enforcement agencies, and, of course, provides contracted police services to hundreds of communities across Canada, including right here in Surrey. When these officers make the ultimate sacrifice when protecting our safety and freedom it hurts all Canadians.”

POLICE arrested Moncton shooting suspect Justin Bourque, 24, shortly after midnight on Friday in connection with the shooting deaths of three RCMP officers Wednesday night. The victims have been identified as Constables David Ross, 32, Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, and Douglas James Larche, 40. The two wounded officers, identified as Constables Darlene Gaudin and Constable Eric Dubois are recovering well, said RCMP.