June 4, 2014
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 Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, responding to the call was shot and killed by the heavily armed gunman. He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France and joined the RCMP after receiving his Canadian citizenship. Upon graduation from the RCMP Training Academy “Depot” on February 11, 2008, Cst. Gevaudan was posted to “J Division”, New Brunswick, namely at the Codiac Detachment where he worked in General Duty Policing.
Cst. Gevaudan is survived by his wife and young step-daughter. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.