September 27 will mark the annual National Police and Peace Officers’ memorial service at Parliament Hill. Members from DRP, as well as thousands of police and peace officers from across the country will attend the event to honour colleagues who were killed in the line of duty.
In the past year, three police and peace officers made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. They are:
Constable Alan Hack - Ontario Provincial Police (Elgin County)
Constable James L. Lunblad - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Alberta)
Constable Éric Lavoie - Laval Police Service
Four historical names will also be added:
Constable Frank Hare – June 2, 1951 – Port Dover Police
Constable Charles-Edouard Denis – July 20, 1958 – St. Joseph de Sorel Municipal Police Service
Constable Jean-Claude Phoenix – March 31, 1978 – Saint-Jean Police Service
Forest Officer Donat R. Lalonde – June 29, 1988 – Department of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife – Alberta Forest Services
Their names will be added to the Memorial Honour Roll, which includes the names of over 700 fallen officers. The service is a lasting tribute to the sacrifice of those brave men and women. "THEY ARE OUR HEROES, WE SHALL NOT FORGET THEM".
In 1998, the federal government officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September as Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. This Service gives Canadians an opportunity to express their appreciation for the ultimate dedication of these police and peace officers.
The Canadian Professional Police Association (CPPA), the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Peace Officers’ Memorial Association (CPOMA) organize the National Memorial Day Service.
Pictures of the fallen officers are available at: www.cpa-acp.ca.
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