Campbellton RCMP comments

Corporal Pierre Laviolette of the Campbellton RCMP told The Tribune one of the worst jobs a police officer has is to tell parents that a child had been killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

Laviolette adds that he’s been lucky that he hasn’t had to tell a friend about a son or daughter being killed by an impaired driver, but he has had to tell people about the death of loved ones due to other causes.

He was on the scene of the accident in Bathurst in January of 2008, when seven members of the Bathurst High School boys’ basketball team and one adult were killed.