Sûreté du Québec
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Cause: Heart attack
Tour of Duty: 24 years
Badge Number: 8654
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.
Visit Constable Ostigny's memorial at www.ODMP.org