Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Honour Mountie They Say Died Responding to Illegal Border Crossing Call

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Honour Mountie They Say Died Responding to Illegal Border Crossing Call

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Quebec Mountie honoured in memorial service

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REGINA - An annual RCMP service that honours fallen Mounties has this year paid tribute to an officer who the force says died while he was responding to a call about an illegal border crossing.

Const. Richer E.-S. Dubuc was added to the RCMP Cenotaph, Honour Roll Book and Memorial Wall at the RCMP Academy during a national memorial service in Regina on Sunday.

Dubuc, who was 42, died on March 6 from injuries after a crash between his RCMP vehicle and a farm tractor.

The married father of four was from Joliette, Que., and began his career with the Codiac Detachment in New Brunswick in November 2009.

He joined the Integrated Border Enforcement Team based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., in January.

The collision occurred on Highway 202 in an area frequently used by immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States on foot. …

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