Nadine Larche, whose husband Const. Doug Larche was one of three police officers killed in a 2014 shooting spree in Moncton, made the following statement outside court Friday as the RCMP was sentenced on Labour Code convictions:
While driving here this morning, I drove by my three girls’ school, passed the area where my husband and his colleagues were killed, and the RCMP monument. While most are able to move forward, we are left with daily reminders of what happened.
It’s hard. It’s hard not to think and reflect.
Lives were forever changed.
Lives were forever changed because of people’s decisions.
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My family’s life has been forever changed.
My three children are growing up without a Daddy.
No judgment will bring these men back.
No judgment will ever make amends.
No judgment will ever make reparations.
No judgment will serve justice to what happened.
No judgment will remedy the harm.
No judgment will end my and my family’s grief.
I feel very strongly that my husband would have been alive had the RCMP done their due diligence.
My only hope with this whole trial and judgment is that the decision makers will do more in the future. My hope is that they will put officer safety first when making decisions. So that those RCMP members that protect us are better protected themselves.
There is still more to be done.