It is with tremendous sadness and great emotion that we learned, this morning, of the death of our brother, RCMP Constable David Wynn, during a shoot-out that occurred last Saturday in St. Albert, Alberta.

It is always a tragedy when we hear of the loss of a fellow officer, and the famous words — “There is no greater sacrifice than giving up your life for those you love” — ring true especially today.

David gave up his life for others. His death reminds us of the risks, demands and vocation of the job that police officers do every day as they seek to accomplish their work and come home safely to their loved ones.

On behalf of all RCMP officers in Quebec, the QMPMA extends its heartfelt condolences to David’s family, colleagues and friends.

We also send our thoughts to auxiliary officer Bond, who was at David’s side during the tragedy.