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Police Officer Valerie Gignac

December 14, 2005


Laval Police Department

Officer Gignac and her partner were responding to an apparent domestic dispute at an apartment building in the Montreal suburb of Laval, Quebec. The suspect shot through the door with a high powered weapon (calibre, type unknown) striking Officer Gignac in the stomach. Her partner instinctively dragged her away from future danger, and radioed for back up. She was taken to Montreal General Hospital where she died from her wounds.