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Cst. Dave Joseph Ross

June 4, 2014

Gun Shot

RCMP Codiac Detachment

On June 4, 2014 three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were shot and killed in Moncton, New Brunswick, by a heavily armed lone gunman. Two other officers were injured. After a lengthy search the gunman was found and arrested.

On Wednesday June 4, at approximately 7:20 PM, calls started coming in to the Moncton call centre about a lone man dressed in camouflage carrying what appeared to be a rifle and bow. RCMP officers were dispatched to the area. At approximately 8 PM, after confronting the gunman, shots were heard and three RCMP officers were killed with two others sustaining injuries. The gunman fled into the woods leading to lengthy search. The next day the gunman was arrested without incident.

Constable Dave Joseph Ross, 32, responding to the call was shot and killed by the heavily armed gunman. Originally from Victoriaville, Quebec, he joined the RCMP at Ottawa, Ontario. On July 9, 2007 he graduated from the RCMP Training Academy “Depot” and was posted to “J Division”, New Brunswick, namely at the Codiac Detachment where he worked in General Duty Policing and, most recently, as a Police Dog Services Handler.

Cst. Ross is survived by a one-year-old son and his wife, who is six-months pregnant. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.