“To Remember Our Fallen Heroes”

2005 Honour Roll

 

Police Officer Valerie GIGNAC

Police Officer Valerie GIGNAC

Laval Police Department - QC
Gunfire
December 14, 2005

Officer Gignac and her partner were responding to an apparent domestic dispute at an apartment building in the Montreal suburb of Laval, Quebec. The suspect shot through the door with a high powered weapon (calibre, type unknown) striking Officer Gignac in the stomach. Her partner instinctively dragged her away from future danger, and radioed for back up. She was taken to Montreal General Hospital where she died from her wounds.

Officer Gignac had served with the Laval Police Department for four years and is survived by her husband, also a Laval Police Officer.

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Wildlife Protection Officer Nicolas ROCHETTE

Wildlife Protection Officer Nicolas ROCHETTE

Québec Wildlife Protection & Resources - QC
Aircraft Accident
November 5, 2005

Wildlife Protection Officer Nicolas Rochette, WPO Fernand Vachon and the pilot, Yves Giguère died when their plane crashed on Saturday November 5, 05 at around 10pm. Together they were conducting a night-hunting operation in the Chaudière-Appalaches area (approximately 30 miles north of the Maine border near Jackman ME) when the crash occurred. The plane was found on Tuesday, November the 8th.

Mr. Rochette began his wildlife protection career in Forestville. In 1997 he was appointed wildlife protection officer for Laurier-Station and Saint-Camille. Mr. Rochette took his career very seriously, and in October 2003 was a guest on the Radio Canada program Justice, which examined the duties of wildlife protection officers. His concern for the human aspects of his job also led him to accept a position as union representative. Working in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, he frequently took part in aerial surveillance of night-time white-tailed deer hunting, and his efforts were greatly appreciated. Over the years he was involved in numerous poaching prevention initiatives, and was known for his sense of initiative and productivity.

Mr. Rochette was survived by his daughter.

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Wildlife Protection Officer Fernand VACHON

Wildlife Protection Officer Fernand VACHON

Québec Wildlife Protection & Resources - QC
Aircraft Accident
November 5, 2005

Wildlife Protection Officer Fernand Vachon, WPO Nicolas Rochette and the pilot, Yves Giguère died when their plane crashed on Saturday November 5, 05 at around 10pm. Together they were conducting a night-hunting operation in the Chaudière-Appalaches area (approximately 30 miles north of the Maine border near Jackman ME) when the crash occurred. The plane was found on Tuesday, November the 8th.

Mr. Vachon was known for his expertise, professionalism and persistence. He was an inspiration to his colleagues from Québec in the battle against poaching. Wildlife protection was his passion, and he devoted 33 years of his life to the cause with the enthusiasm and commitment that were his trademark.

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Cst. Andrew POTTS

Cst. Andrew POTTS

Ontario Provincial Police Bracebridge - ON
Automobile Accident
July 20, 2005

Cst. Andrew POTTS, a 7 year veteran of policing was killed in the line of duty in the early morning hours of July 20 / 2005. At approximately 02:00 hrs Cst. POTTS was operating a OPP cruiser responding to a call for service when the cruiser struck a moose which was on the fog covered highway. Cst. Potts succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Fellow Officer and passenger, Cst. Matt HANES, 39yrs, was transported to St. Mike's hospital in Toronto in serious but stable condition.

Cst. Potts leaves behind his parents, a sister and a girlfriend.

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Cst. Jose AGOSTINHO

Cst. Jose AGOSTINHO

RCMP Wetaskiwin - AB
Automobile Accident
July 4, 2005

Cst. Agostinho was killed and another officer injured after his parked cruiser was rammed by a five-tonne delivery truck while the officers were investigating a separate motor vehicle accident on Highway #2 near Leduc AB.

Cst. Agostinho is survived by his wife, Cheryl May Agostinho, and their two children, Stephanie Diana, age 18, and James Douglas, age 14.

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Cst. Jean (Joseph) MINGUY

Cst. Jean (Joseph) MINGUY

RCMP Vernon - BC
Drowning
June 3, 2005

Cst. Minguy was seen to go overboard from an RCMP patrol vessel into Okanagan Lake at about 3pm near the Vernon yacht club in what police are calling an accident. The constable was wearing full RCMP gear including a bullet proof vest and boots. It's not known if he was also wearing a life jacket. Cst. Minguy's body was recovered on June 6, 2005.

Cst. Minguy, a 23 year RCMP veteran leaves behind two sons aged 11 and 13.

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Cst. Brock Warren MYROL

Cst. Brock Warren MYROL

RCMP Mayerthorpe Detachment - AB
Gunfire
March 3, 2005

Cst. Brock Myrol was killed on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko, 11 km north of Rochfort Bridge, northwest of Edmonton near the town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Cst. Myrol was shot and killed, along with RCMP Constables Peter Schiemann, Anthony Gordon, and Lionide Johnston, while executing a property seizure on the farm. The Mayerthorpe incident was the worst one-day loss of life for the RCMP in 100 years.

Constable Myrol had graduated a month before from the RCMP Academy, Depot Division. He had been on duty only 17 days.

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Cst. Peter Christopher SCHIEMANN

Cst. Peter Christopher SCHIEMANN

RCMP Mayerthorpe Detachment - AB
Gunfire
March 3, 2005

Cst. Peter Christopher Schiemann was killed on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko, 11 km north of Rochfort Bridge, northwest of Edmonton near the town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Cst. Schiemann was shot and killed, along with RCMP Constables Brock Myrol, Anthony Gordon, and Lionide Johnston, while executing a property seizure on the farm. The Mayerthorpe incident was the worst one-day loss of life for the RCMP in 100 years.

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Cst. Lionide Nicholas JOHNSTON

Cst. Lionide Nicholas JOHNSTON

RCMP Mayerthorpe Detachment - AB
Gunfire
March 3, 2005

Cst. Lionide Johnston was killed on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko, 11 km north of Rochfort Bridge, northwest of Edmonton near the town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Cst. Johnston was shot and killed, along with RCMP Constables Brock Myrol, Peter Schiemann, and Anthony Gordon, while executing a property seizure on the farm. The Mayerthorpe incident was the worst one-day loss of life for the RCMP in 100 years.

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Cst. Lionide Nicholas JOHNSTON

Cst. Anthony Fitzgerald Orion GORDON

RCMP Whitecourt Detachment - AB
Gunfire
March 3, 2005

Cst. Anthony Gordon was killed on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko, 11 km north of Rochfort Bridge, northwest of Edmonton near the town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Cst. Gordon was shot and killed, along with RCMP Constables Brock Myrol, Peter Schiemann, and Lionide Johnston, while executing a property seizure on the farm. The Mayerthorpe incident was the worst one-day loss of life for the RCMP in 100 years.

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