Winnipeg police officers have raised more than $20,000 for the families of three RCMP officers shot and killed in Moncton earlier this month.

On June 4, Cst. Douglas James Larche, Cst. Dave Joseph Ross and Cst. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, were killed in Moncton, N.B.

24-year-old Justin Bourque has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the killings that also left two other officers injured.

Winnipeg police officers held a bud, spud and steak fundraiser Wednesday night in an effort to raise money for the victims’ families.

The event sold 600 $20 tickets to the event held at the Canad Inns Garden City location.

“As a police officer, it doesn’t matter where you’re from. We’re a giant family all across North America – even the world,” said Winnipeg police officer Jon Volk. “When something like this happens, it directly affects all of us, obviously, and it’s the least that we can do is try and raise a little money for the families.”

Volk said anyone wishing to donate can visit the RCMP’s Moncton Memorial Fund website.