Statement on the Shooting in Fredericton

August 14, 2018

Two members of the law enforcement community and two civilians tragically lost their lives when they were shot on August 10, 2018, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Constables Lawrence Robert “Robb” Costello and Sara Mae Helen Burns died in the line of duty while responding to a shooting that also left civilians Donald “Donnie” Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright dead.

This sad and grim event reminds us of the selfless nature of the work that fellow peace officers like Robb Costello and Sara Burns perform everyday, notwithstanding the sometimes fatal consequences. Displaying courage in the face of adversity, both officers laid down their lives protecting their fellow Canadians.

Our thoughts are with the people of Fredericton and New Brunswick, along with the larger law enforcement community, as we offer our most sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the deceased.

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