RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gary Bass said, "...Your son's death is a tragedy and for the role the Force played in this tragedy, we offer our sincere apology. There are no words to express how sorry the RCMP is about your son's death and the pain this has brought."
"...for the role the Force played in this tragedy, we offer our sincere apology..."
The words from Comic-Singer Demetri Martin's "Sames and Opposites" [YouTube] might be applicable:
In life there are many things;
some of them are the same
and some are opposites.
Saying 'I apologize' is the very
same as saying 'I'm sorry';
...they're the same. ...
Unless you're at a funeral.
It's one thing to say "I'm sorry" in relationship to a death.
But when you apologize in relation to a death, it has an entirely different implication.
Trying to mince words doesn't change that.