RCMP officer shot in Moncton started career in N.L.

Const. Darlene Goguen, who was injured in Wednesday night's shooting in Moncton, N.B., was stationed in Grand Falls-Windsor a decade ago.
RCMP Rev. Randy Lockyear led a prayer ceremony in Grand Falls-Windsor Friday morning, to honour RCMP members who were killed, injured or affected in Moncton, N.B. (Courtesy RCMP)

One of the RCMP officers wounded during a shooting in Moncton, N.B. on Wednesday night began her policing career in central Newfoundland.

Const. Darlene Goguen was stationed in Grand Falls-Windsor a decade ago.

Goguen remains hospitalized, although officials have said she is expected to make a full recovery.

Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP Cpl. Doug Hewitt said police agencies across the country were deeply affected to hear three officers had died and two were wounded.

Hewitt said knowing one of them increased the impact.

"When this all occurred, I heard that Darlene was involved, it affected me greatly," Hewitt told CBC.

"You know, there are many times when members across the country come into harm's way. But when it's someone that you've worked with closely, it's a little closer to home, and it affects you."

Hewitt said he was relieved to hear Goguen will recover. 

He said the environment has been solemn at the detachment, but officers have had a lot of support from the community with some people dropping off flowers and others waving them greetings.

Justin Bourque, the 24-year-old suspected of carrying out the shooting in Moncton, was apprehended by RCMP early on Friday morning after a 30-hour manhunt.