RCMP officer dies after crash between RCMP vehicle and tractor in Quebec

RCMP officer dies after crash between RCMP vehicle and tractor in Quebec

LACOLLE, Que. — The RCMP officer killed in the line of duty in southwestern Quebec was married and a father of four.

The Mounties say in a statement Const. Richer Dubuc, 42, was a seven-year veteran of the force.

Dubuc died from injuries sustained following a crash between his RCMP vehicle and a farm tractor about 6:30 p.m. Monday night in Lacolle, near the U.S.-Canada border.

A Quebec provincial police spokesman says the tractor driver suffered minor injuries.

The collision occurred on Highway 202 near Roxham Road, an area frequently used by immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States on foot.

RCMP officers have been dealing with a significant increase in the number of migrants arriving this way in Quebec and Manitoba.

A native of Joliette, Que., Dubuc began his career with the Codiac Detachment in New Brunswick in November 2009. Last January, he joined the Integrated Border Enforcement Team based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

“The great RCMP family is deeply saddened by the tragic death of our colleague,” the force said in a statement Tuesday. “We offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Richer.”

The Canadian Press

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