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Chilliwack honours slain Moncton Mounties

A condolences book is set up inside the lobby at City Hall, and on Tuesday, June 10, flags will be at half mast in honour of the fallen Moncton RCMP members. - CHILLIWACK PROGRESS FILE
A condolences book is set up inside the lobby at City Hall, and on Tuesday, June 10, flags will be at half mast in honour of the fallen Moncton RCMP members.
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The Moncton tragedy has touched home, and there's a way for Chilliwack residents to express their sympathies.

City of Chilliwack officials are saddened by the loss of Const. Douglas James Larche, Const. Dave Joseph Ross, and Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, who were killed in Moncton, N.B. on June 4, 2014 and  expressing their condolences.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with the family, friends and fellow RCMP members as they cope with this devastating loss,” said Mayor Sharon Gaetz.

“We hope this small token of our sympathies will be meaningful to those going through this tragedy."

To allow community members to express their sympathies and share words of comfort, a condolences book has been set up at Chilliwack City Hall (8550 Young Street) which will be sent to Moncton N.B.

The book will be beside the front doors inside the lobby at City Hall, and on Tuesday, June 10, the municipal flag will be at half mast in honour of the fallen RCMP members.

Residents can also opt to wear red in remembrance. According to a Facebook campaign, the spouses of the RCMP created this as a way for people to show support for the fallen Moncton RCMP officers on the day of the memorial service.

“Tragedies such as this remind us that police work is inherently dangerous, and we thank all our RCMP officers in Chilliwack and across Canada for putting themselves at risk for public safety,” said Mayor Gaetz. “I know I’ll be wearing red tomorrow as a small way of showing my support.”

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