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Thousands attend funeral for 3 slain Canadian officers

The funeral procession for the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers made its way to the regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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The funeral procession for the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers made its way to the regimental funeral at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick.

MONCTON, New Brunswick — Thousands of police officers from across Canada are attending the funeral of three Mounties killed by a gunman last week.

Pipers and drummers led a procession of mourners at the funeral Tuesday in Moncton, which was paralyzed by last week’s massive manhunt for 24-year-old Justin Bourque.

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Bourque was caught Friday and charged with three murders and two attempted murders.

The three officers from Canada’s national police force were killed Wednesday after responding to a report of a man with firearms.

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Three hearses carrying the bodies of Constables Fabrice Gevaudan, Douglas Larche and Dave Ross Four Royal Canadian Mounted Police were led by four officers on horseback.

So many people were expected for the funeral that 10 other sites in and around Moncton were set up for mourners to gather.

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