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Death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent

October 21, 2014 

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, 
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, 
on the Death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent

OTTAWA—It is with great sadness that Sharon and I learned of the senseless act that took the life of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and injured another soldier, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

The members of the Canadian Armed Forces risk their lives every day to serve our nation and defend the values for which we stand. We mourn the loss of a dedicated man in uniform and extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We also wish a speedy recovery to the injured soldier.

David Johnston 


Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office