Two busloads of DRPS Officers and civilians attended the 8th Annual Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance at Queen’s Park on Sunday to honour and remember fallen police officers.
Uniformed Officers, Auxiliary members, Special Constables, civilian members, the DRP Pipes and Drums and the new DRPS Choir participated in the ceremony, joining thousands of colleagues from across Ontario at the annual event.
This year, six names were inscribed on the memorial monument, three of which are historic in nature: Constable John Atkinson (Windsor Police Service); Constable Donald Doucet (Sault Ste Marie Police Service); and Constable David Mounsey (O.P.P. Detachment – Huron) lost their lives in 2006. In addition, the names of Constable John R. Davey (Cornwall Police, 1892); Constable Albert C. Springstead (Wentworth Police, 1919) and Traffic Officer Miles Campbell (Dep’t. of Highways, Ottawa, 1929) were also inscribed.
Inspector Charlie Green of 16 Division (Clarington) a 31-year member of the DRPS, once again organized the giant march as a Director of the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Board, the non-profit group that organizes the annual event.
Chief Vern White proudly led the DRPS contingent. Lt.-Gov. James Bartleman and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty presided over the ceremonies.
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DRPS March Past Provincial Parliament Building (JPG file, 246.1K bytes)
Chief White Salutes Lt.-Gov. Bartleman (JPG file, 184.0K bytes)
DRPS in Formation (JPG file, 185.5K bytes)