Message from the President of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Chief Jack Ewatski regarding today's tragedy in Laval, Québec:

    OTTAWA, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - I, along with all members of the Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police, express shock and profound sadness at the
shooting of two members of the service de police de ville de Laval while they
were conducting an operation early this morning.
    On behalf of the leaders of police, security and public safety agencies
from across Canada, we relay our most sincere condolences on the death of
Constable Daniel Tessier, and our heartfelt concern over the serious injuries
sustained by Constable Stephane Forbe.
    The thoughts and prayers of our member agencies are with Laval police and
their families, and all those who have been suddenly and deeply impacted by
this terrible tragedy. We grieve the loss of Constable Tessier, and pray for
Constable Forbe's recovery.
    CACP members know that this is a very difficult time for Laval police;
the murder of Laval Constable Valérie Gignac in December 2005 still occupies
our thoughts.
    Policing is a dangerous profession. While recognizing Constable Tessier's
ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty serving his fellow citizens, we also
ask Canadians to join us in keeping all Canadian public safety professionals
in their thoughts and prayers during this time of tragedy.

    Chief Jack J. Ewatski
    President, CACP

For further information:

For further information: Laurie Farrell, Canadian Association of Chiefs
of Police, Email:, (613) 233-1106

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