Statement by the President of the CBSA Regarding Officer Shooting at Douglas Port of Entry

Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:36pm EDT

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Today, Luc Portelance, President of the Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA), made the following statement following the shooting at the
Douglas port of entry:

    "At approximately 2 p.m. PDT today, one of our officers was shot and
injured in the line of duty at the Douglas, B.C. port of entry. The
officer has been airlifted to hospital. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
is investigating the matter.

    I have just spoken with the Regional Director General in Vancouver to
express my support and to let her know my thoughts are with the officer
and her family during this difficult time. In fact, I know everyone at
the CBSA will be thinking of her, as well as her colleagues at Douglas
and in the Pacific Region, today and in the days to come. This is a
profound reminder of the risks that border services officers assume every
day. I know that the courage and dedication of our officers are second to

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