On October 20, 2014, two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were injured in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. One member later died in hospital.
The loss of any member is devastating to the military community and our condolences go out to his family and friends. We are doing whatever we can to provide assistance in their time of need, and to speed the recovery of the CAF member injured in the attack.
- Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, a member of the Joint Personnel Support Unit, Integrated Personnel Support Centre St-Jean, died as a result of his injuries on October 20, 2014.
- WO Vincent was a member of the Regular Force since May 1986. During his career, he served in Valcartier, Comox, Halifax, Trenton, Esquimalt, Edmonton, North Bay and Montreal.
- The death is currently under investigation by the Sûreté du Québec. As such, it is inappropriate to comment further on the investigation.
- The injured Canadian Armed Forces member remains in stable condition in hospital.