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City police remember Don

Wednesday, May 14, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

SooToday.com received the following news release from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, which is marking the eighth anniversary of the death of Const. Don Doucet, who died after his car was struck by an impaired driver.

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On May 14, 2006, Constable Don Doucet was killed in the line of duty.

Today marks the 8th year anniversary of his death.

The tragic death of Constable Doucet lead to the Don Doucet Memorial Scholarship. 

Since 2006 the Scholarship Fund has provided just over $40,000 in bursaries to 40 local high school students who were graduating and continuing their post-secondary education in police foundations or police related fields.

Constable Doucet you are gone but you are not forgotten.

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bml69 5/14/2014 3:47:58 PM Report

RIP Don Doucet. Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered and appreciated. Seems like yesterday that this tragedy happened, wishing all the people who hold don close to their heart all the best. Xoxo
benjicanfreak 5/14/2014 4:04:14 PM Report

Rest in peace Don. You were such a good friend to my family and to many others, you will forever be missed.
MYPOINT 5/14/2014 5:55:34 PM Report

is as follows ...


R I P Don Doucet ... and thank you for all you have done for the citizens of this fine city.

As always, your views may differ :)
maltese 5/14/2014 7:04:46 PM Report

RIP - Well said bml69. I was hit by an impaired driver in april '08. Difference is, I am fortunate to still be here. Too much of that in this city.
soowat 5/14/2014 7:12:07 PM Report

bml69 Excellent comment

Niganobe---A name that shall live in infamy
asp 5/14/2014 8:44:42 PM Report

Wow It's been that long !! He was a good police officer, and it was so sad what happened to him and my prayers go out to the family. That lady who caused the accident should have gotten a harder penalty. It wasn't fair !!! She killed a person and laughed about it !!! Please Sault Ste Marie don't hold it aganist other Native People. Because there are Natives and there are Indians this is where she stands. She even still laughs about it, in our local bars.
toodles 5/15/2014 6:42:56 AM Report

I don't think that witch of woman would be laughing if she were in earshot of relatives or close friends of Don's.

I would just like to know when the government is going to make stiffer penalties for all these idiots that drive after drinking. Be it first timers or repeat offenders.

You know what? There should never be a FIRST time to drive drunk. There is no excuse for it whatsoever. Too many innocent people die because of this and it isn't fair. It's more often then not, the drunk gets to go home and the family get put their loved one(s) in the ground.
Coles_Mom 5/15/2014 10:56:31 AM Report

Gone but not forgotten :)
old-cat33 5/15/2014 11:43:05 AM Report

Holy Crap it's been that long already?
After watching that goal go in the net last night off of Chara's leg reminded me of the games we had played at the old Gardens. When we played noon hour pick up hockey...LOL. I always blamed you for either screening me or not picking up any rebound's....Ha ha! It was nice knowing you Duce and I will never forget you.....RIP ole Chum.
angens 5/15/2014 12:07:22 PM Report

@soowat....a lot of us have names that will live in "infamy". Just like the drunk driver who killed my Gram. Just like the reckless driver who killed a family of 5! We know their names too.
angens 5/15/2014 12:11:02 PM Report

and @asp, just like us, we don't hold it against all the white people, just because a white guy killed my Gram. Or the white guy who killed the family of 5. That would be silly!! pffff.
LAWL 5/16/2014 9:04:20 AM Report

Don's tragedy has and continues to save lives. I noticed after he passed that the tolerance about drinking and driving from police officers and the general public changed forever. Sad thing is someone usually needs to die for these changes to occur. Everyone should be grateful for Don's service and sacrifice.
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