Mar 9, 2013 / 7:02 am
Hundreds of police officers have begun mustering in Ottawa for the funeral of a young constable gunned down in northern Quebec.
Const. Steve Dery, who just turned 27 this month, was answering a call at a home in the community of Kuujjuaq last Saturday night when he was shot and killed.
Another officer was wounded but survived. Both worked for the Kativik Regional Police Service, which polices the northern third of Quebec.
Dery's funeral is getting full police honours, including a march by an estimated 700 police down Sussex Drive to a large cathedral.
The man suspected of shooting the officers was found dead, an apparent suicide, hours after the shooting.
Dery, the son of an RCMP officer, grew up in Ottawa as the middle of three brothers, another brother is a city firefighter.
A moment of silence was held in the House of Commons on Monday to honour Dery.
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