Widow of slain RCMP officer praises husband, thanks well-wishers

Const. Douglas James Larche (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

Const. Douglas James Larche (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

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Nadine Larche, the widow of Const. Douglas James Larche, says her husband will be remembered for "his hard work, loyalty, sense of duty, and especially his special sense of humour."

Larche and fellow RCMP constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Dave Joseph Ross were killed by a lone gunman in Moncton, NB, last Wednesday. A 12-year veteran of the RCMP, Larche also leaves behind three daughters.

"Doug had a silly sense of humour, one that he would often only reveal to his family and close friends," Nadine Larche wrote in a letter posted on the RCMP's site Sunday. "He was the best person I knew. I had and still have the utmost love and admiration for him. Let us honour his memory and that of his deceased colleagues so that our daughters and all of the other affected children know that their fathers were heroes."


Nadine says Doug's daughters, aged 4, 8 and 9, "were his little princesses, his most precious treasures. He was an extraordinary father and husband, loyal and completely selfless."

She said honouring his memory is "a celebration of life" and that "we must not let fear dictate our future."

A regimental funeral will be held Tuesday for the three officers. A "parade" of RCMP employees and law enforcement from across Canada will take place before the funeral in the Moncton Coliseum, a venue that seats about 6,500.

Justin Bourque, 24, has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.


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