Canada mourned the loss of three Mounties who were killed in the line of duty last week during a shooting rampage in Moncton, New Brunswick. Thousands of police officers, residents and family members poured into a stadium to say their final goodbyes to 40-year-old Doug Larche, 45-year-old Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, and 32-year-old Dave Joseph Ross during a three hour long ceremony.
Also present to bid a final farewell was Ross’ dog Danny, who cried at the foot of his master’s casket and sniffed his RCMP Stetson. Ross was a police dog handler and general duty officer.
It’s a sad time for Canada, a nation where fatal attacks on police are rare, and we hope the nation can heal and move forward during this difficult time.