The Latest Funeral to be held today for slain officers

first_imgFREDERICTON – 12:00 p.m.A funeral procession has begun to honour the lives of Robb Costello and Sara Burns, two Fredericton Police constables killed in a shooting last week.A police horse named Grimsby, who was co-owned by Burns and another officer, is marching along with the hundreds of officials in the procession.Hundreds of people with umbrellas are lining the procession route in the pouring rain to pay their respects to the fallen officers.Thousands of police officers and first responders from at least 150 agencies across North America will fill the Aitken Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus for a funeral service that is closed to the public.___11:45 a.m.Hundreds of people with umbrellas are lining the route where a funeral procession for two fallen Fredericton Police officers will take place.Meanwhile, police officers in dress uniforms are queuing outside Fredericton High School in the pouring rain, where the procession honouring constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns is slated to begin at noon.The two officers died alongside Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud last Friday when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.A regimental funeral service at the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick will begin at 1 p.m.___11:30 a.m.The families of two Fredericton Police constables killed in last week’s shooting have already taken their seats for a regimental funeral honouring the lives of Robb Costello and Sara Burns.The two officers died alongside Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud last Friday when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.About 4,000 people are expected to fill the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick for a funeral service that is closed to the public.A red carpet covers the floor of the Aitken Centre, leading up to where their caskets will be laid.A funeral procession from Fredericton High School is slated to begin at noon, with the service beginning an hour later.___11:00 a.m.Officials are beginning to gather at a high school in Fredericton for a funeral procession honouring two police officers who were gunned down last week.Rain is pouring down in New Brunswick’s capital, mirroring the gloom that has taken over the small city of nearly 60,000.Thousands of police officers and first responders from across North America will attend the funeral of constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.They were killed along with Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.A procession from Fredericton High School is slated to begin at noon, and the service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick.The alleged shooter, 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.last_img read more