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My Memorial to the Fallen

Saturday, June 07, 2014

As most of you know by now, our town has undergone, and is still undergoing, a tragic experience where three of our police officers were shot and killed and two were wounded by a mad gunman a couple of days ago. The gunman was charged yesterday with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

I would like to do my part in blogging a memorial to the three fallen officers and say a prayer for them and their families and to the RCMP family who are taking this particularly hard.

Const. David Ross, 32, from Victoriaville, Que. Dave came to N.B. in 2007. He was an avid church-goer where he met his bride and was an animal lover. He was a police dog handler and leaves behind his wife, Rachel, who is six months pregnant, and their young son. Ironically, he lived just 100 meters from where he was killed.

Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, from Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Fabrice came to Canada in 1991 with only a suitcase for a better life. He was posted to the Codiac RCMP detachment in 2008 and worked as a general duty police officer as well as on the dive and search team. He rescued and recovered many swimmers and boaters.

Const. Douglas James Larche, 40, from Saint John, N.B. Doug was posted to three RCMP detachments since 2002, most recently in Codiac where he worked in highway patrol and as a general duty officer. In 2008 Larche received a Commander's Commendation for saving the life of an unconscious baby in Moncton.

Const. David Ross and his wife Rachel taken last month.

I know we, as a town, have all become stronger because of this tragedy. I say a prayer for all our men and women in uniform who risk their lives to protect us each and every day.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHIBIKARATE 6/13/2014 12:36AM

    We have the same here 2 officers were murdered while at dinner so our brothers in blue enjoy your day hugz

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JUDITH316 6/12/2014 2:27AM

    My heart is heavy and my prayers are for the Widows, Children and Families who have lost their precious Loved One, our Fallen Heroes! I am praying for healing for the People of Moncton, RCMP and all our Communities across Canada & Beyond.

emoticon Bob for a beautiful tribute you have shared here...

God Bless you my Brother and Friend...

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GENRE009 6/7/2014 11:41PM

    What a tragedy!

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    They were very brave men. I sent a prayer for them and for their family, friends, and your community.

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NATPLUMMER 6/7/2014 5:09PM


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KEKEIKO 6/7/2014 1:08PM

    A beautiful memorial Bob. They are all heroes including their co-workers. Thank you for sharing with us. Such a tragedy. I pray for comfort for the family, friends and community afflicted by this tragedy. A very somber week with services and memorials.

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STEVEN2GO2 6/7/2014 12:10PM

    Such wonderful men, who served your community, to die so young. They are all heros! May God Blees their family and friends!


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GEMINICHIK 6/7/2014 11:53AM

    "Heavenly Father,
Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. Lord Jesus, we pray in hope for the family, relatives, and friends, of
Constables David Ross, Douglas Larche, and Fabrice Gevanudan who were shot and killed in the line of duty.
In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever."
In Jesus name

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1CRAZYDOG 6/7/2014 10:26AM

    So sad, and so sorry this happened. **SIGH**

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