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Quebec officer dead: Coroner inquest hears from suspect’s parents [Video]

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The parents of a Quebec man who killed a provincial police sergeant last March had tried to get him help in the days leading up to the attack because of how seriously his mental health had deteriorated.

Those details came to light on Monday during the opening day of a coroner’s inquest into the deaths of Sgt. Maureen Breau and Isaac Brouillard Lessard, who was shot dead by police moments after he allegedly stabbed the officer with a kitchen knife.

Breau was killed on March 27 while trying to arrest Brouillard Lessard, who had a history of mental-health problems, in Louiseville, Que., about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal. She and three other officers were dispatched to the suspect’s apartment after he had allegedly uttered threats and broke probation.

Another officer was seriously injured in the knife attack, suffering a skull fracture and stab wound in the head.

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