On Friday, March 2, the KRPF held its annual memorial for Constable Steve Déry, who died on duty five years ago.
On March 2, 2013, Steve
Déry was 27 years old and had been working with the KRPF for three years. He and
his partner responded to a call of domestic violence at a residence in
Kuujjuaq. While arriving on the scene, constable Déry and his partner were
injured as a suspect opened fire in their direction. The two police officers
were immediately transported to the Tulattavik Health Centre, where Mr. Déry
later succumbed from his injuries.
Nicknamed “Superman”, Steve
was known to be community-minded and to perform in every sport. A ceremony was
also held in Ottawa.