June 6, 2014 4:06 pm

Social media lights up with #lightsonforMoncton

A photo of a porch light included in an appeal from the family of fallen RCMP officer Dave Ross to leave a light on to honour the three officers killed in Moncton.

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MONTREAL – On Friday, the mayor of Victoriaville appealed to Canadians to leave their porch lights on to honour those who died earlier this week in New Brunswick.

“The Ross family and Alain Rayes invite you to leave your lights on tonight for Dave and the fallen heros of Moncton.”

He made the appeal from the home town of RCMP officer Cst. Dave Ross, where the family had gathered to share their grief at a press conference.

READ MORE: Family of fallen officer says he ‘died a hero’

Ross was killed in the line of duty with two other police officers, Cst. Fabrice Gevaudan and Cst. Douglas Larche.

The idea of leaving a porch light on in commemoration began after New Brunswick RCMP asked local residents to turn on their exterior lights to help police with the search for the man who allegedly shot and killed the three men.

In response, porch lights went on across the country, with Canadians sharing their photos on social media to show their support.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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