WINNIPEG – Manitoba police officers have raised more than $25,000 for the families of three fallen RCMP officers.
Constables Douglas James Larche, Dave Joseph Ross and Fabrice Georges Gevaudan were killed in Moncton, N.B., on June 4.
Justin Bourque, 24, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the killings, which also left two other officers injured.
A bud, spud and steak fundraiser was held Wednesday in Winnipeg to raise money for the families.
More than 650 people attended the event at the Canad Inns Garden City location.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service, the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency and all levels of corrections attended, a Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson said.
On top of the charity event, wristbands emblazoned with “United for our Fallen Codiacs” are being sold to raise funds.
The Winnipeg police force expects to raise an additional $23,000 from the wristbands.