Missing mothers, lost daughters

Missing mothers, lost daughters
Lee Doyle (left) and Michelle Doyle sob as they speak to reporters outside provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday following proceedings in the case of William Patrick Conway, who caused the death of their mother,  Veronica Doyle Lewis, last fall.  — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram
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Former Shediac Cop
- June 29, 2016
- 19 h 00

It's a tragedy for anyone with a family member who has to endure such a crime never mind not being able to get some answers and some justice. THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN! BUT IT DOES and SOMETIMES ITS BECAUSE WILL NOT SO THEIR JOBS RIGHT. Bourque, Clarence : Attempted Murder - File: 2008-239460 During the early morning hours of June 2, 1981, Constable Clarence Bourque, a member of the Shediac Town Police Force, was on patrol. At approximately 1:15 a.m., Cst. Bourque observed a male individual walking (stumbling) on Main Street near the high school. Cst. Bourque believed the individual was intoxicated and subsequently approached him. Upon being asked, the individual returned to the police vehicle with Cst Bourque but refused to get in and ran. Cst. Bourque gave chase and when the individual stumbled and fell, Cst Bourque attempted to handcuff him. A struggle ensued, during which the individual got a hold of Cst. Bourque's revolver and shot him at least three times. The individual left the scene in the police vehicle which was later located semi-submerged in the waters of the Northumberland Strait at Cap Bimet, N.B. Should you have any information on the attempted murder of Clarence Bourque, please contact the RCMP Major Crime Unit (South) at 506-452-3491 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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