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Four-Year Anniversary Of Fredericton Shooting

By Brad Perry Aug 10, 2022 | 12:25 PM

A makeshift memorial formed outside of the Fredericton Police Force headquarters after four people, including two police officers, were killed on Aug. 10, 2018. Image: Brad Perry

Fredericton’s police chief is reflecting on the four-year anniversary of a tragic shooting that rocked the city.

It was on this day in 2018 that four people were killed outside an apartment complex, including two police officers.

Const. Sara Burns and Const. Robb Costello were killed while responding to a call of shots fired on the city’s north side on Aug. 10, 2018.

Civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright were also killed in the shooting outside the apartment complex on Brookside Drive.

Police Chief Roger Brown issued a statement on Wednesday morning to mark the sombre anniversary.

“From the early days of our collective grief, to the first anniversary and the very public trial, the people of Fredericton’s integrity and kindness have been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Brown.

Brown said that Fredericton residents have never given up on each other and always step up when needed.

He went on to acknowledge that reflection and remembrance will look different for everyone and how they have been impacted by the shooting.

“We need to respect that everyone grieves and heals differently,” said Brown.

“Whatever way you choose to mark this day, do it with pride and let it be the platform to move forward with kindness and gratitude for this community and the wonderful citizens who call it home.”

The man who admitted to firing those fatal shots was found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.

For the past four years, on this day, we have paused to reflect and remember the four lives lost on August 10,…

Posted by Fredericton Police Force on Wednesday, August 10, 2022


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