New Brunswick

RCMP officers injured in Moncton shootings thank public

Moncton RCMP Constables Darlene Goguen and Eric Dubois,injured by alleged murderer Justin Bourque in June 4 shootings, issue statements of thanks to public, colleagues

'Without these prayers, the road to recovery would not have been possible'

RCMP Constables Darlene Goguen and Eric Dubois, injured in the June 4th Moncton shootings, allegedly carried out by Justin Bourque, 24, have issued statements thanking the public for their support.

Three other RCMP members, Constables Dave Ross, Doug Larche, and Fabrice Gevaudan, were killed. 

"I received so much positive energy from all of you through comforting thoughts and notes of well-being that it didn't take long for me to heal from my injuries; this sounds incredible but is the truth," writes Dubois. 

"Thanks to all of those people from across Canada and the United States that took the time to write something to me. It was truly appreciated, so good for my morale and helped immensely with the healing process."

Like Dubois, Goguen says she is recovering well. 

"I would like to take this opportunity to express a heartfelt thank you following the horrific actions that took place on June 4, 2014, a day that will be remembered forever by Monctonians and by people all over the world," writes Goguen. 

"I wish to express my deepest gratitude for the support, encouragement, generosity, and the many prayers that were received from around the world in the days and weeks that followed. Without these prayers, the road to recovery would not have been possible."

Goguen concludes with a commitment to continue to serve in the RCMP, writing "I will continue to pursue [my career in the RCMP] with pride."

Dubois concludes his letter stating how proud he is to be a member of the RCMP, and thanking his colleagues. 

"Finally, a special thanks to the RCMP and my colleagues for all they have done for me, during and following this incident. We are a big family and I appreciate being a part of it. I would like to say more but if you take the time to feel the energy that comes with these words, you will understand the heartfelt gratitude that I feel."

Read the full statements here and here.