Grand Falls-Windsor family showing their support for RCMP; others welcomed to join them
While Canada followed the news of what people are calling one of the worst mass shootings in RCMP history, a young boy in Grand Falls-Windsor wanted to help.
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Seven-year-old Brock Drover of Grand Falls-Windsor is sending love and happiness to the children of the RCMP officers who were tragically shot and killed Wednesday in Moncton.
“Not just to them but the whole town over there,” Brock said.
Marcia said Brock is a unique child. He is caring and thoughtful of other people.
“He has a hypersensitive attitude and an even bigger heart because he has been through so much…and we are definitely going to embrace and encourage anything he ever wants to do because we hope he never changes. We hope he stays the way he is,” Marcia said.
He has lost his four-month-old baby brother and then his grandma, so he relates to the kids in loosing someone you love deeply, she said.
Marcia will be sending the gifts to the police department on Tuesday. If there are other parents or children who would like to send a little bit of happiness as well, items can be dropped off to Darryl at Windsor Pentecostal Church. Marcia can be contacted firstname.lastname@example.org.
The suspect in the tragic shooting, Justin Bourque, 24, was arrested in the early morning on Friday.
The victims are reported by other media as Constables David Ross, 32, Fabrice Georges Gévaudan, 45, and Douglas James Larche, 40. They were from the Codiac regional detachment which covers the area around Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview.
The two wounded officers were identified as Constable Darlene Gaudin, who began her police career in Grand Falls-Windsor, and Constable Éric Dubois.