Funeral for Thierry LeRoux, slain Quebec police officer, set for Feb. 26
Service will take place at cathedral in Chicoutimi
The funeral for Thierry LeRoux, the 26-year-old police officer shot and killed in an isolated community 500 kilometres north of Montreal last weekend, will be held Feb. 26 in Chicoutimi.
The service is being organized by the Sûreté du Québec, and a police honour guard and dignitaries are expected to attend.
LeRoux's parents have been residents of Chicoutimi for a number of years.
The slain officer is also being honoured by cities around the Chicoutimi region.
Flags in front of Saguenay's city hall and public security headquarters have been lowered to half-mast and will remain that way until the day of his funeral. They are also at half-mast in front of municipal offices in Jonquière and La Baie.
LeRoux was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a call about a domestic dispute in the Algonquin community of Lac-Simon, near Val-d'Or.
He had been working in the community for six months with the local aboriginal police force.
Investigators say the gunman was 22-year-old Joseph Anthony Raymond-Papatie, who killed himself.