Nelson officer remembered as ‘true gentleman’ at celebration of life

Mathieu Nolet is posing for the photo together with nelson police chief donovan fisher, while holding up his badge to the camera
Const. Matt Nolet, left, is seen here receiving his badge from Nelson Police Chief Donovan Fisher. The 28-year-old officer had been serving with Nelson police for just over a year. Supplied photo.
John Rune - CJLY - KootenayBC | 01-02-2023
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The 28-year-old Nelson police officer who died following an avalanche in Kaslo on Jan. 9 was remembered this week as a positive, caring and dedicated officer.

On Monday, a celebration of life was held for Const. Mathieu Nolet, an officer who passed away last week from the injuries he sustained while out on a backcountry ski trip with another Nelson police officer, 43-year-old Wade Tittemore. Friends and relatives, as well as a large gathering of police officers, were in attendance.

"Your son has been a pleasure to work with," Nelson Police Chief Donovan Fisher told the family at the funeral, which was broadcasted through Facebook. "He is a true gentleman, and everything I think a police officer should be."

The death of the two officers has rendered nationwide attention, amid an unusually active avalanche season in the region.

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