Public invited to share thoughts in books of condolences

A book of condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of 2 fallen Fredericton Police Officers will be available to the public on Monday, August 13, 2018 in council chambers of Fredericton City Hall at 397 Queen Street in Fredericton starting at 10am. 

Fourty-five-year old Lawrence Robert (Robb) Costello was a 20-year veteran of the Fredericton Police Force. He had worked on various teams throughout his career. Costello leaves behind his partner and four children.

43-year old Sara Mae Helen Burns had been on the Fredericton Police Force for two years and served as auxiliary for two years prior. She leaves behind her husband and three children.

“I want to extend my sincere thanks to all of you on behalf of the Fredericton Police Force,” says Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch.  “Your support, as demonstrated by the flowers and cards that are left in front of the police station is appreciated by us all.  Everyone in our community is hurting with the deaths of four of our citizens but the support of the community, to our fallen officers, the two others killed and all of their families and friends is appreciated.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are now with the families, friends and colleagues of the two brave Police officers who gave their lives in order to protect and serve and with the families of the other two victims of this senseless act of violence,” says Fredricton Mayor Mike O’Brien.

A Regimental Funeral will be held to celebrate the lives of our fallen members Cst. Sara Mae Helen Burns, and Cst. L. Robb Costello.

Further details are forthcoming.