Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today in the House to honour the memory of James Larche, Georges Gevaudan and Dave Ross, who were killed by a gunman last Wednesday evening as they were working to keep the people of Moncton safe. Three families were robbed of their loved ones in a cowardly act of senseless violence that shook the whole nation.
On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to all members of the RCMP, the people of Moncton and especially the families and loved ones of the three victims. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and distress these people must be feeling.
None of us here will ever forget the heroism of these three police officers, nor will Canadians across the country. Their dedication to protecting the community of Moncton will be an inspiration for years to come.
My deepest sympathies go out to their family members and friends.