Mounties injured in Moncton shooting thank Cdns for support

Five-year-old Rachel Ricketts looks at a memorial on the steps of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...

Five-year-old Rachel Ricketts looks at a memorial on the steps of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) headquarters in Moncton, New Brunswick June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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, Last Updated: 7:05 PM ET

The two Mounties injured in a shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B., last month thanked Canadians for their thoughts and prayers as they recover.

Constables Darlene Goguen and Eric Dubois issued separate statements Thursday.

Three of their colleagues, constables Dave Ross, Douglas Larche and Fabrice Gevaudan, were killed in the June 4 rampage.

"I would like everyone to know that I am recovering well from my injuries. I wish to express my deepest gratitude for the support, encouragement, generosity, and the many prayers that were received from around the world in the days and weeks that followed," Goguen wrote. "Without these prayers, the road to recovery would not have been possible."

She said she chose her career with the RCMP and "will continue to pursue it with pride."

Dubois thanked Moncton residents for their support.

"I received so much positive energy from all of you through comforting thoughts and notes of well-being that it didn't take long for me to heal from my injuries; this sounds incredible but is the truth," he said.

He said he received letters from people across Canada and the U.S.

"It was truly appreciated, so good for my morale and helped immensely with the healing process," he said.

He also thanked his "big family" of fellow RCMP officers and said he's proud to be a member of a "great organization...which is built on a tradition to serve the community and all Canadians."

Justin Bourque, 24, was arrested just after midnight on June 6 during a massive manhunt in the city. He faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty.

He's undergoing a psychiatric assessment and is due back in court July 31.

 


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