June 10, 2014 1:30 pm

In photos: Canada mourns fallen RCMP officers in Moncton shooting

Stetsons rest on the caskets of the three slain RCMP officers, Const Dave Ross, Const. Douglas Larche and Const. Fabrice Gevaudan at a regimental funeral in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Three RCMP officers killed in the line of duty were remembered Tuesday as family men who were proud to be Mounties.

Royal Canadian Navy Master Seaman Daniel Larche eulogized his younger brother Doug, telling mourners packed into the Moncton Coliseum that a great man had been taken away far too soon.

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Constable Dave Ross’s brother-in-law described how Ross was barbecuing dinner last Wednesday evening when he answered a call about an armed man — responding so quickly he left the barbecue lid up.

Constable Fabrice Gevaudan was remembered as a man who gave of himself and made a difference in the world.

Before the funeral service, a procession of about 2,700 police officers wound its way through the city with pipers and drummers leading the mourners.

Members of the RCMP and municipal police forces, as well as correctional officers and U.S. border patrol officers, were among those who marched to the Moncton Coliseum, which can hold about 7,000 people.

K9 dog Danny, sniffs the stetson of his partner, slain Const. David Ross’ during the funeral procession for the three RCMP officers who were killed on duty, at their regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

The Canadian Press

The caskets of the three RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty are seen at their regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Const. David Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Const. Douglas James Larche were killed in a shooting spree last Wednesday.

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RCMP officers react as they attend the regimental funeral of three slain officers at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Const. David Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Const. Douglas James Larche were killed in a shooting spree last Wednesday.

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Daniel Larche, a master seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy, speaks of the bond he shared with his brother, slain RCMP Const. Douglas James Larche, during his eulogy at the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The casket of Const. Douglas James Larche, is carried into the Moncton Coliseum for the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Moncton, N.B.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

An RCMP officer holds his Stetson close to his heart at the start of the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton last week.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

RCMP officers hold their Stetsons to their chests at the start of the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton last week.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets salute as RCMP officers march in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Marc Grandmaison

RCMP officers on horseback take part in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison

RCMP wait for the start of the regimental funeral for Const. Dave Joseph Ross, Douglas James Larche, and Fabrice Georges Gevaudan at the Moncton Coliseum

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Governor General David Johnston (left to right) and wife Sharon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, N.B. Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas and N.B. Premier David Alward wait for the start of the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton last week.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

An RCMP officer tries to contain his emotions at the RCMP regimental funeral on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in Moncton last week.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Onlookers wave a Canadian flag during the funeral procession for the three RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

RCMP officers march in the funeral procession on their way to the regimental funeral for three slain RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Marc Grandmaison

The New Brunswick and Canadian flags fly at half mast outside the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. on Monday, June 9, 2014., where a regimental funeral will take place Tuesday for the the three RCMP officers who were slain in Moncton last week.

The Canadian Press

- with files from The Canadian Press

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