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Photograph: Wildlife Protection Officer Nicolas Rochette

Patch image: Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune, Québec






Wildlife Protection Officer Nicolas Rochette
Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune
Québec

End of Watch: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, November 5, 2005
Weapon Used: Aircraft
Suspect Info: Not available

Two Wildlife Protection Officers and an experienced pilot died when their plane crashed on Saturday November 5 at around 10pm. WPO Nicolas Rochette and WPO Fernand Vachon along with the pilot Yves Giguère were conducting a night-hunting operation in the Chaudière-Appalaches area (approximately 30 miles north of the Maine border near Jackman Me) when the crash occurred. The plane was found on Tuesday, November the 8th.

Mr. Rochette began his wildlife protection career in Forestville. In 1997 he was appointed wildlife protection officer for Laurier-Station and Saint-Camille.

Mr. Rochette took his career very seriously, and in October 2003 was a guest on the Radio Canada program Justice, which examined the duties of wildlife protection officers. His concern for the human aspects of his job also led him to accept a position as union representative.


Working in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, he frequently took part in aerial surveillance of night-time white-tailed deer hunting, and his efforts were greatly appreciated. Over the years he was involved in numerous poaching prevention initiatives, and was known for his sense of initiative and productivity.

Mr. Rochette was survived by his daughter.



Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune, QuébecWildlife Protection Officer Fernand Vachon
Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et ..., QC
EOW: Saturday, November 5, 2005
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

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