We Lost a Brother, a Friend and a Tremendous Police Officer
KUUJJUAQ, QC, March 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - On behalf of all members of the Nunavik Police Association, I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Steve Dery.
We are all deeply affected by the loss of Steve Dery who was killed on duty at the age of 27. We also feel and share the pain of Joshua Boreland who was injured alongside Steve; he will remember this event for the rest of his life. They responded to a call that we refer to as being a "routine family dispute call," as it is the most common kind of call we get in the 14 communities of Nunavik, Northern Quebec.
We must point out the courage and dedication of the officers in Kuujjuaq, who despite the situation, stayed strong and continued on at the scene to ensure the safety of the public, until the assistance of the Surete du Quebec could arrive and take over the situation.
We would also like to thank all family, friends and everyone else who are sending kind words and support from across the Country. These thoughts are deeply appreciated.
His smile and good spirits will be forever remembered. He was a police officer in which all officers could model themselves after. When Steve Dery took his final First Air flight home, he took a piece of each officer with him; he will be in our hearts and memories forever.
To the Media personnel who have been contacting the NPA for comments, I will not respond at this time as I am myself directly affected by the death of my friend.
SOURCE: Association des policiers et policières de NunavikFor further information:
Charles Boulianne, President
Nunavik Police Association
For interview :
Denis Côté, President
Fédération des policiers et policières municipaux du Québec
Telephone : 514 356-3321
Fax : 514 356-1158
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