Funeral to be held today for slain Quebec police officer Thierry Leroux

SAGUENAY, Que. -- A funeral is to be held today for a Quebec police officer killed in the line of duty earlier this month.

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Thierry Leroux died on Feb. 13 as he and another officer responded to a domestic call.

Leroux, 26, had been on the force for just six months in Lac-Simon, a small Algonquin reserve in northwestern Quebec.

The service is set for 2 p.m. in Chicoutimi, a borough of Saguenay about 250 kilometres north of Quebec City.

After completing a police technology degree, Leroux graduated from Quebec's police academy in November 2013 -- excelling in sports and physical conditioning.

Investigators have said officers did not return fire on the fatal night and that Leroux's partner was taken to hospital in shock.

Police identified the shooter as Anthony Raymond Papatie, 22, of Lac-Simon. He was found dead, inside the home, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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