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Joseph Luc François Carrière

In memory of:

Constable Joseph Luc François Carrière

November 30, 1997
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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H Division Underwater Recovery Team

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August 9, 1989

Becoming a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was always a dream for Constable Carrière. He had a good sense of humour and a “joie de vivre.” He always put his family first. He was a good athlete who liked to hunt moose and deer. He joined the Underwater Recovery Team in 1996. As part of a Customs inspection; he was engaged in a hull search for suspected contraband drugs on a ship at the Little Narrows Gypsum Company on the Bras d'or Lakes.

While he was inspecting the hull of the ship he reported that he was low on air and then the surface team lost contact with him. Despite an immediate search by the other team divers, he could not be found until the next day. Constable Carrière was married to Diane and had two children, Mélanie and Marc-André.

Commemorated on Page 193 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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