July 26, 2015
OTTAWA – Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, has issued this statement following the death of Private Kirby Tott:
“I am deeply saddened that one of our own has passed away following an incident during training at Canadian Forces Base Shilo on July 25th, 2015. Private Kirby Tott was a member of the Rocky Mountain Rangers, a Reserve Regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group who was carrying out specialty training required to become an Infantry soldier.
“This tragic news reminds us of the dangers that the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces must face, whether Reservists, Regular Force, participating in training or deployed on operations abroad. I extend my heartfelt condolences to Pte Tott’s loved ones as they cope with this tragic loss.”
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