'Could hear a pin drop' at Moncton service, Paul Davis says
Health and Community Services Minister Paul Davis, who represented the Newfoundland and Labrador government at Tuesday's regimental funeral service in Moncton, N.B., described it as a "powerful and emotional time."
The room was so quiet, it was so respectful.- Health and Community Services Minister Paul Davis
"It was really amazing in one sense, where there was such a large room of people, so many people. Very long service and through it, through most of the service you could hear a pin drop," said Davis.
"The room was so quiet, it was so respectful. It was such a level that it's a very rare occasion that someone could experience an event like this."
Davis said it has been amazing to see the outpouring of support and respect people have been showing across the country for police officers.
Davis, a former officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, was among the thousands who travelled to pay tribute to the three RCMP officers who were killed while in the line of duty last week.
The regimental funeral for constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, David Joseph Ross and Douglas James Larche was held at the Moncton Coliseum.