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April 19, 2020 – RCMP Union Responds to Colchester County Shootings

Statement from Brian Sauvé, President:

“Our hearts are heavy with grief and sadness today as we have lost one of our own. Our thoughts go out to our Member’s family and friends.

A second dedicated Member was injured in the line of duty today. We will do everything we can to support them and wish them a full recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our RCMP Brothers and Sisters, all of the victims’ families, the community of Colchester County and the province of Nova Scotia as we mourn the loss of Canadians. Our thoughts are with everyone who experienced great loss today, so tragically and unnecessarily. There are no words.

The NPF is on the ground in the Halifax area working hard to ensure all our Members and their families are supported. We are there for them now and will be there for them for the coming days and months as they work through this tragedy.

As Canadians, we are extremely fortunate these incidents are not common. RCMP Members continue to protect Canadians and are professional in the work they do every day to keep communities and Canadians safe. Their dedication to serve their country is unwavering.

Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the Members involved in the manhunt and the timely resolution to this violent attack. Your efforts and selflessness in this situation are heroic, invaluable and have kept others in the community safe. We thank you for your service.”

About the National Police Federation:

The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019, and its elected national Board of Directors confirmed in early 2020. The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada and the second largest in North America and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.

The NPF will focus on improving public safety in Canada by negotiation the first-ever Collective Agreement for RCMP officers, and on increasing resources, equipment, training and supports for our members who have been under-funded for far too long. Better resourcing and support for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

For more information:  https://npf-fpn.com/.

Media contact:

Brian Sauvé

President

National Police Federation

bsauve@npf-fpn.com

604-861-2684

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