Nunavik Police Service Commemorates Constable Steve Déry
On February 25, the NPS held its annual memorial for Constable Steve Déry, who died on duty eight years ago.
On March 2, 2013, Steve Déry was 27 years old and had been in service with the KRPF for three years. He and his partner responded to a call of domestic violence at a residence in Kuujjuaq. While arriving on the scene, constable Déry and his partner were injured as a suspect opened fire in their direction. The two police officers were immediately transported to the local health center, where Constable Déry later succumbed from his injuries.
Nicknamed "Superman" for his athletic prowess, Steve was known to be community-minded and was appreciated by all his co-workers.