Moncton prepares to mourn slain Mounties at Tuesday funeral

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) vehicle drives past one of many signs showing support for...

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) vehicle drives past one of many signs showing support for the RCMP officers in Moncton, New Brunswick June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:40 AM ET

The city is jam-packed and there are no hotel rooms to be had to handle the estimated 7,000 cops who are coming in.It doesn’t matter here. They can handle it.

The city has opened its doors and so have regular citizens.

It’s not an earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane or forest fire.

It’s a police funeral. The same philosophy applies.

The community sticks together. Everybody is from Moncton today.

The RCMP sent out a tweet to all of those Moncton residents in thanks for opening up their homes to bunk down some strangers.

No city should ever have to bury the very people who keep them safe.

Moncton will have to endure it Tuesday.

Three officers at that.

It won’t be pretty. But it will be well attended.

Thousands are expected to attend or observe the giant funeral for RCMP Constables Douglas Larch, Georges Gevaudan and Dave Joseph Ross.

Including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is expected to speak as well.


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