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Photograph: Constable Jacques Ostigny

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Constable Jacques Ostigny
Sûreté du Québec

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Biographical Info
Age: 51
Tour of Duty: 24 years
Badge Number: 8654

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Jacques Ostigny suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to locate two hikers who had reported encountering a bear in a wooded area in Saguenay Fjord National Park.

The area was unpassable by vehicle, requiring Constable Ostigney to hike into the woods in an attempt to locate the hikers. During the search he became ill and collapsed.

He was flown to a local hospital where he passed away.

Constable Ostigny had served with the agency for 24 years.

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