A member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) passed away tragically on June 17 during a multinational training exercise in Cheshneigirovo, Bulgaria.
Bombardier Patrick Labrie, a member of the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, succumbed to injuries sustained during a parachute training accident last night around 10 p.m. The parachute training was part of the multinational Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE 19.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Bombardier Patrick Labrie. Not only is his death a painful loss to his family and friends, but we feel this loss across the Canadian Army and throughout the entire military community. Chief Warrant Officer Stu Hartnell and I extend our sincere condolences, on behalf of all ranks of the Canadian Army, to the family and friends of Bombardier Labrie,” said LGen. Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander Canadian Army.
According to a Department of National Defence press release, the Canadian Military Police investigation has intuited an investigation but no further information is available at the time.