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WRPS Chief Bryan Larkin among thousands of officers in Fredericton for regimental funeral

Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service including Police Chief Bryan Larkin are attending a regimental funeral today in Fredericton for two slain police officers
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Fredericton Police fallen members 45-year-old Lawrence Robert Costello and 43-year-old Sara Mae Helen Burns

Fredericton, New Brunswick is the scene of a regimental funeral today for two slain police officers, and thousands of police and other emergency workers are in the city.
   
Among them, members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service including Police Chief Bryan Larkin.

Chief Larkin says the funeral is all about unity and showing colleagues across the country they are supported.

"Our service experienced a line of duty death, and one of the things that carried us through that in 1998 when Constable David Nicholson paid the ultimate sacrifice was the outpouring of support, support from other agencies, and support from the community that ensured that we felt connected that we felt that we were supported along this journey."

It was last weekend the Waterloo Regional Police Service remembered the lives of Constable Nicholson and Mark Gage. Nicholson died in the line of duty while attempting to rescue Mark Gage from the Parkhill Dam on August 12, 1998.

"It's about unity, it's about showing that we all support each other through challenging times...We have to recognise they were doing their job, they put themselves in harm's way so others would not be harmed." 

Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were gunned down after they found the bodies of Donnie Robichaud and his female companion Bobbie Lee Wright.

The funeral comes as a judge lifted a ban today on information about the killings.

The documents say the alleged gunman was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with other police. 

with files from The Canadian Press

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