Book of Condolence For Fallen

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 2:34 p.m. June 9, 2014

A book of condolence at Toronto Police Service headquarters lobby drew Service members and the public to pay tribute to the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who were killed in the line of duty.

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Edward Costa signs the book of condolence in the lobby of police headquarters

Constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, Dave Joseph Ross, 32, and Douglas James Larche, 40,  were killed on June 5 after responding to a call for a man with a gun.

The alleged shooter was captured by police.

Many members of the Service and members of the public, including Ontario Lieutenant Governor David Onley took time to sign the book of condolence.

Chief Bill Blair and 70 Service members will be attending the RCMP regimental funeral in Moncton on June 10.

Toronto Police Association director of civilian field services Edward Costa was among the members who signed the book.

“This is extremely important for me to do,” he said. “Everyday, officers put their lives on the line when they report for duty. This is very sad and we send our condolences to the families of those officers who were killed.”

RCMP In Memoriam webpage 

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