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Thousands attend Native RCMP officer's funeral

Upwards of 2,500 people attended the funeral of Robin Cameron, a Native Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who was slain on duty.

The funeral was held on the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation in Saskatchewan. The ceremony, which was carried live on television, combined RCMP and Native traditions as family and fellow officers spoke of Cameron's dedication, strength and courage.

Cameron, 29, vowed to join the force after a difficult childhood and teen years. Her father and four of her uncles served in the RCMP. She leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter.

The funeral for fellow officer Marc Bourdages, 26, is being held today in Regina. Cameron and Bourdages were shot July 7 while responding to a domestic dispute. A man has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Get the Story:
Nation extends sympathy for fallen officers (The Regina Leader-Post 7/24)
Doug Cuthand: Cameron family has history of service (The Regina Leader-Post 7/24)
Thousands attend slain RCMP officer's funeral (CBC 7/21)

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