Constable Douglas James Larche Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal End of Watch: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Photograph: Constable Douglas James LarchePatch image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Federal

Constable Douglas James Larche

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 12 years 
Badge Number: 49269

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 4, 2014
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Agency Contact Information

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
1200 Vanier Parkway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
Phone: (519) 640-7267

Constable Douglas Larche, Constable David Ross, and Constable Fabrice Gevaudan were shot and killed by a heavily armed subject in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Two other RCMP constables were wounded.
The subject was apprehended 30 hour later following a massive manhunt in which a large part of Moncton was shutdown.
Constable Larche had served with the RCMP for 12 years.

From diving to retrieve bodies to performing CPR on a young child, the three slain Mounties had served their communities in a broad range of ways in the last decade.

The three victims of Wednesday’s shooting were described as “incredible members” at an emotional press conference in Moncton Friday morning. “I can’t dig deep enough to explain the sadness that we all feel. We need to start this healing process together,” said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown.

A New Brunswick native, Constable Larche is from Saint John and graduated from training depot in 2002. He worked in his native province, in Miramichi, Doaktown and most recently at Codiac detachment, where he was assigned to highway patrol and general duty.

In his 12 years in service, Constable Larche did everything from trying to limit the number of drunk drivers during the holiday season to witnessing a man on trial throw a copy of the Criminal Code at a judge.

He once saved the life of an unconscious baby in Moncton, for which he received a Commander’s Commendation in 2008.

There were also tragedies. Three years earlier, he was the first officer at the scene of an accident in Doaktown when a three-year-old girl was pinned under a car. Despite performing CPR on her, she died of her injuries.

In a quirkier incident, he was testifying in court in a case for possession of stolen property when the defendant threw the Criminal Code at a judge, according to an article from The Moncton Times and Transcript.

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