ceremony held in the morning, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land
Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the
Montreal Region, Martin Coiteux, presented medals of bravery for outstanding
acts of courage.
honour roll of Indigenous police force officers who have died in the line of
duty was also recognized. Two names are engraved on the permanent memorial: the
name of Steve Déry, a KRPF officer who died on March 2, 2013, and that
of Thierry LeRoux, a police officer with the Lac-Simon police force who died on
February 13, 2016.
is the fourth to be erected at the École nationale de police du Québec (police
academy). The others
are dedicated to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Sûreté du Québec (provincial
police) and municipal police forces. The unveiling of the permanent memorial
for Indigenouse police forces was initially planned a year ago, but had to be postponed
due to high spring runoff conditions.
The KRPF Commemorates Constable