It is with a heavy heart that I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Const. Rick O’Brien who was killed in the line of duty today in Coquitlam. Our thoughts are also with the two officers who were wounded in the incident.
The role of an RCMP officer is one of immense courage and sacrifice. We extend our gratitude to the South Okanagan detachment and all RCMP members for their heroic service and dedication. Your bravery is recognized and appreciated.
Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day is on Sunday and will be especially poignant in light of these tragic events. I encourage everyone to take a moment to remember Const. O’Brien and all of the brave individuals who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty to keep our communities safe.