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 Nunavik
For 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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