Canada Slain Fredericton officers leave behind families, spoke of on-the-job dangers

23:50  10 august  2018
23:50  10 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Regimental funeral to be held to honour slain Fredericton officers

  Regimental funeral to be held to honour slain Fredericton officers The city is also setting up a book of condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of the officers, which will be available for the public to sign on Aug. 13.The city of Fredericton announced Sunday there will be a regimental funeral service for the two officers slain in the Fredericton shooting that occurred Friday.

Meanwhile in Canada @MeanwhileinCana. My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones in Fredericton , New Brunswick today - including the 2 peace officers . Today Canada will mourn the lives of two that ran towards danger rather than away.

The family of Officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot and killed in the Bronx on Wednesday, says she was outspoken “She was a fighter, she was tough — and that was the job for her.” Officer Familia never expressed reservations about the dangers of being a police officer , or anxiety about the

a man looking at the camera: Police officers Sara Burns, 43, and Robert Costello, 45, were killed in the north-side shooting in Fredericton on Friday morning.© Facebook Police officers Sara Burns, 43, and Robert Costello, 45, were killed in the north-side shooting in Fredericton on Friday morning.

Robert Costello and Sara Burns have been identified as the Fredericton city police officers killed in a shooting Friday morning that left four people dead on the city's north side.

Two civilians are also dead and an unknown number of people were wounded. The identities of the civilians, a man and a woman, have not been released.

Costello, 45, was 20-year veteran of the force who worked on various teams throughout his career, including as a detective.

He is survived by a partner and four children.

Toronto police set up books of condolences for fallen Fredericton officers

  Toronto police set up books of condolences for fallen Fredericton officers Toronto police have set up two books of condolences for residents who wish to extend their sympathy to the families of two Fredericton police officers killed on the job on Friday. Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns of Fredericton police died in a shooting at a Fredericton apartment complex on Friday, along with two civilians, Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud.The books will be in the main lobby of police headquarters at 40 College St. starting on Tuesday.Police said in a news release on Tuesday that the books will then be given privately to the families of the officers.

He spoke of police officers ’ shouldering the burden of a rash of society’s failings: drug addiction A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A15 of the New York edition with the headline: Police Mourn Slain Officer , as Do An Officer ’s Death in ‘One Square Mile of Danger ’. July 9, 2017.

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Costello was seconded to the RCMP's internet child exploitation unit and, in social media posts, often discussed the dangers officers face on the job, especially the Mounties who were gunned down in Moncton four years ago.

One image he re-posted said: "If you think it's OK to kill or attack police officers, unfollow me now."

Helped victims of domestic violence

Sara Burns, 43, joined the Fredericton Police Force in 2016 bud been an auxiliary officer for two years..

She was married with three children.

Born in Fredericton, Burns graduated from Fredericton High School and the Atlantic Police Academy. When she was hired, police told reporters how excited they were to have her on patrol because she was from the area.

Earlier this year, Burns and her husband raised money for Liberty Lane, an organization that provides housing for women and children affected by domestic violence.

In February, while on duty, she had a close call with a man who had a knife. According to newspaper reports, the man threw the knife out of a window and the blade nearly struck Burns.

Footage from police body camera used as evidence in Fredericton shooting .
One of the six Fredericton police officers assigned to wear body cameras had it on Friday morning when four people were shot at an apartment complex on Brookside Drive on the city's north side. Constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43, were killed while responding to reports of gunfire at an apartment complex on the 200 block of Brookside Drive at 7:10 a.m. AT on Friday.

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