Dave Ross’s family grieves over the loss of their ‘idol’
RCMP Const. Dave Ross’s loved ones say they lost a man who was their role model and source of inspiration.
One by one, Ross’s tearful brothers and sisters, mother and step-father leaned into the microphone at a news conference this afternoon in Victoriaville, Que. — the place where Ross was born and raised. He moved to New Brunswick seven years ago to pursue his dream of becoming an police officer.
‘He died a hero. I’m very proud of my son,’- Hélène Rousseau, mother
His family members repeated that Ross was a father who loved his 19-month-old son and was eagerly awaiting his second child in September. They also described him as a leader and person willing to come to the aid of those in need.
Ross, 32, was shot and killed in the line of duty in Moncton, N.B. Wednesday night.
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“He died doing what he loved the most,” his younger half-brother, Olivier Juneau Rousseau said, trying to hold back tears. “He wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He took a bullet for someone he didn’t know.”
His mother, Hélène Rousseau, said the last time she saw her son — two days before his death during a video chat — he had “so much love in his eyes.”
“I have good memories