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City Hall lowers flags to honour RCMP officers killed in New Brunswick

June 5, 2014 -

The flags at City Hall have been lowered to half-mast to honour the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers shot and killed in the line of duty in Moncton, New Brunswick last night.

Moncton remains locked down as police continue their search for the suspected gunman who also injured two other RCMP officers. Police are not releasing information about the officers killed and injured until families have been notified.

"I am deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy in Moncton, New Brunswick," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three brave RCMP officers killed in the line of duty and the two others currently in hospital."

City facilities where flags will be at half-mast include; City Hall, Memorial Centre, INVISTA Centre, Centre 70, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Rideaucrest, Lions' Civic Gardens, Battery Park, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, 1211 John Counter Boulevard, 701 Division Street, Kingston Police headquarters, and fire stations.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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