Canadian Soldier Killed In Accident In Bulgaria

Bombardier Patrick Labrie died in a parachuting accident says the Canadian Forces.

Canadian Soldier Patrick Labrie has died in a parachuting accident.

“Bombardier Patrick Labrie, a member of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, Ontario, has died as a result of his injuries during parachute training as part of Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE 19.”

Labrie was serving in Bulgaria.

General Jonathan Vance issued a statement on Twitter:

“On behalf of every member of the CAF, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Bombardier Patrick Labrie, who died on a training exercise yesterday in Bulgaria. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.” – JV

Canadian political leaders also shared their thoughts:

“Saddened to learn of the death of a Canadian Armed Forces member in Exercise Swift Response in Bulgaria. On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, Jill and I extend our condolences to their family and loved ones. To all members of the CAF, thank you for your service to Canada.”

“Canadians mourn today with the family and loved ones of the Canadian soldier killed in a training exercise in Bulgaria yesterday. Bombardier Patrick Labrie’s brave service to our country will not be forgotten.”

“Today our @CanadianForces mourns the loss of Bombardier Patrick Labrie who died during a NATO training exercise in Bulgaria. The thoughts and prayers of our entire Defence Team are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.”

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Canadian Armed Forces Bombardier Patrick Labrie in Bulgaria yesterday. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and fellow CAF members for their loss.”

Let’s keep the family of Bombardier Labrie in our thoughts and prayers. All who serve our nation risk their lives for our freedom, and their sacrifice must always be remembered and honoured.

Spencer Fernando

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