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NPF responds to release of Mass Casualty Commission final report

March 30, 2023  By National Police Federation

Mar. 30, 2023, Halifax, N.S. – Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, in response to the release of the Mass Casualty Commission Final Report:

“RCMP members who responded to this unprecedented and rapidly evolving incident showed courage and professionalism in the face of a horrific and unprecedented situation based on the information, equipment, and resources they had at the time. This was acknowledged by the Commission in today’s report. As we’ve seen far too often lately, our members and all police put their lives and safety on the line every day to protect their neighbours and they deserve our respect and gratitude, as do their families. They do exceptional work each and every day in the communities they serve.

We thank the Commissioners for their work through this long and difficult inquiry. We also thank and acknowledge our members who participated honestly and earnestly despite the challenge of doing so.

We continue to grieve with the families of those lost, and with all the Nova Scotians, including our members, who are still deeply impacted. We also reflect on and remember the devastating loss of Heidi Stevenson and the injuries sustained by Chad Morrison – both while protecting their community.


We are all forever changed.”

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