Peter de Groot was considered armed and dangerous by RCMP when he was killed by two Emergency Response Team members in a cabin near Slocan on October 13.

Peter de Groot was considered armed and dangerous by RCMP when he was killed by two Emergency Response Team members in a cabin near Slocan on October 13.

LETTER: de Groot family speaks on anniversary of death

Relatives would like to remember "the honourable person that Peter was and hope that he rests with the knowledge that he was dearly loved."

As the legal counsel to the family of the late Peter de Groot, I have been asked by the de Groot family to distribute the following statement by the family on the anniversary of his shooting death on Thanksgiving Day, Oct. 13, 2014:

“We would like to thank every person that gave their love and support over the course of this most traumatic and difficult year. We would like to remember our brother today for the honourable person that he was and we hope that he rests with the knowledge that he was dearly loved. Peter’s family of animals has been relocated to family property and will be cared for there in perpetuity.

“We are still waiting on any results of the investigation from the Independent Investigations Office of BC. Our perspective and our position on the matter remains unchanged. Thank you for continuing to respect our privacy.”

Donald J. Sorochan, QC

Vancouver