A sad 14 days and an important reminder

Over the past two weeks our family, bound by the red serge, has been hit with the loss of three members. The first, Cst. Mark Neville, to a tragic off-duty motor vehicle accident in B.C. on September 2. The second, Cpl. Trevor O’Keefe, lost his battle with PTSD in Newfoundland on September 11 and the third, Cst. Frank Deschesnes, who was killed on duty in New Brunswick on September 12.

All three members were in the prime of their lives and careers, leaving behind grieving families, friends, and colleagues. Please keep those who loved and cared about them in your thoughts and prayers as we all honour their lives and mourn their loss.

The RCMP membership is strong and the bond forged among those who serve cannot be understated. Rest in Peace Mark, Trevor and Frank, we’ve got it from here.

Importantly, please keep vigilant, watch out for your brothers and sisters and do not hesitate to reach out for help and support if you are hurting.

Thank you to all RCMP members for all you do. Please hold your head high and stay safe out there.

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