October 6, 2002
Hit by a car
Sûreté du Quebec, Laval Traffic Section
Around 7:20 a.m., Cpl. Antonio Arseneault and Transport Quebec patroller Jean-Yves Therrien were setting up traffic cones to close off a traffic lane because of a broken down school bus when a motorist driving a white subcompact slammed into them. Cpl. Arseneault was killed instantly, Therrien died in hospital.
Cpl. Arseneault was a 10-year veteran of the Sûreté who had previously spent 22 years with the municipal force in Amos, in the Abitibi region, and had been with the Sûreté’s Laval traffic section since it was created two years ago.