On Sep. 25, both sworn and civilian members of the Durham Regional Police will join thousands of police and peace officers from across the country on Parliament Hill to honour colleagues who have died in the line of duty.
This year marks the 34th anniversary of the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service. In the past year, four police officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in keeping communities safe. They are:
Constable Michael B. Potvin - July 13, 2010 (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Constable Sébastien Coghlan-Goyette - November 14, 2010 (Sûreté du Québec)
Sergeant Ryan J. Russell - January 12, 2011 (Toronto Police Service)
Constable Garrett Styles - June 28, 2011 (York Regional Police Service)
They will also add 47 historical names to the memorial.
Leading up to the service on Sunday, hundreds of runners will make their way from Toronto to Ottawa in the “Run to Remember”. The three-day relay was created not only to remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty but to also raise funds to support the memorial and the families of fallen officers.
The run will pass through Durham at approximately noon on Thursday, Sep. 22 and continue along Highway #2 until it leaves the Region. Come out and show your respect by supporting our runners along the route.
“They are our heroes. We shall not forget them.”
For more information about the memorial please visit their website at www.cacp.ca
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