Fredericton police collect cards, flowers left at makeshift memorial
Police officers in Fredericton say they will collect the flowers and notes left in a makeshift memorial outside the police station Sunday morning.
The memorial sprung up after a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex on Aug. 10, striking down Constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, along with Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.
Mourners flocked to the police station to pay their respects, leaving cards, signs and stuffed animals.
Fredericton Police are dismantling this memorial outside the department. During the funeral yesterday, they thanked everyone for their immense support. @Global_NB #FrederictionStrong pic.twitter.com/amSDvb7AEI
— Morganne Campbell (@Morganne_C) August 19, 2018
The Fredericton Police Force says it will collect those offerings today, and will “read and share” all the messages with employees.
The move comes a day after the regimental funeral for Costello and Burns, attended by hundreds of police officers and first responders from across the continent.
The accused gunman will appear in court later this month facing four charges of first-degree murder.