Moncton RCMP funeral: Nova Scotians gather to say goodbye
Dozens gather at New Minas Baptist Church to watch regimental funeral
As thousands of RCMP officers gathered in Moncton to attend the funeral of the three Mounties killed last week in the line of duty, Nova Scotians gathered at other public spaces on Tuesday to say their goodbyes.
The regimental funeral for constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Dave Joseph Ross and Douglas James Larche was attended by law enforcement officials from across Canada, as well as dignitaries such as Gov.-Gen. David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The New Minas Baptist Church live streamed the funeral. It's the family church of Rachael Ross, the wife of slain RCMP Const. David Ross.
Dozens of people attended to show support, many wearing red.
Regan Alford and her nine-month-old daughter Kaelyn watched the ceremony from the church to show support for her husband, an RCMP officer.
"My husband's in Moncton today, marching with the thousands of other policemen and women from across the country," she said. "We stayed back and decided to be here with the community."
Alford said she is sending strength and support to those in Moncton.
"I think it's much easier just to be with a group of other people who are there to support you and support everyone else, and just go through it together," she said.
Ted Davison was also watching the ceremony from the church.
"We're coming here to thank the police force and the RCMP and support them. That's why we're here," she said.
Similar scenes were repeated in other communities and RCMP detachments across Nova Scotia on Tuesday.