08/12/2013 09:07 EDT | Updated 10/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Former face of B.C. RCMP mourned at memorial service

Friends and family gathered at a memorial service in Langley yesterday to remember RCMP Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre.

The former senior B.C. spokesperson for the RCMP died on July 29.

Lemaitre is best known for his role as the face of the force following the death of Robert Dziekanski.

At the time, Lemaitre was criticized for providing details of the altercation that were later contradicted by a video of the incident.

Lemaitre is survived by his wife and two daughters.